A second phase of consultation around the University of Bristol’s plans for its new £300 million campus next to Bristol Temple Meads will be held in September.
Plans for the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, one of the city’s most significant regeneration projects in recent history, were revealed in June.
Following on from feedback received during the initial consultation period, the University will be presenting their updated plans from 11 to 22 September prior to submitting an outline planning proposal to the council this autumn.
At this stage, the outline planning application incorporates the proposed density and scale of the buildings, as well as access to the site, rather than specific details about the appearance and layout of the new campus which will be submitted at a later stage of the planning application process.
Teaching and research on the seven-acre site, which spans the derelict former Royal Mail sorting office and part of Arena Island, will focus on digital technologies, their application by citizens, organisations and industry, and the innovation they drive.
The campus will concentrate on educating postgraduate students, attracting top talent from across the UK and around the world.
The University will also expand its successful Engine Shed enterprise hub and build a new student village together with improvements to the public realm, including new cycle and pedestrian links to the surrounding area and high-quality landscaping.
Patrick Finch, Bursar and Director of Estates at the University of Bristol, said:
“We had lots of useful feedback during our outline planning consultation, which we’ve looked at carefully and used to help shape our plans.
“Following on from the public’s input, we’ve carried out a detailed transport assessment for the site which looks at off-site car parking, management of transport and construction impact. We’ve also done more work on flood risk.
“It’s been encouraging to see so much engagement, which we hope will continue throughout the planning process.”
This second phase of consultation runs from 11 to 22 September and will include:
- An exhibition of the University’s plans at Engine Shed, next to Bristol Temple Meads train station, open 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
- A second exhibition at Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
- A public meeting from 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday 12 September at Engine Shed
People can share their feedback at any time via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0117 977 2002.
Updates will be given on the Temple Quarter Campus web page: www.bristol.ac.uk/TempleQuarter.
Representatives from the University will also be attending community events and creating a programme of events around the project to communicate its vision for how the campus will benefit the city.