Project Description

Planning for the future Temple Quarter

We are currently working on a long term plan to guide how the Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh develop in future.  This includes a detailed plan for the transformation of Temple Meads station, as well as a long term vision for the surrounding 70ha area.

The area covered by this plan is shown in the image above.

Masterplan objectives

The project aims to deliver:

  • A fitting gateway to Bristol and the wider West of England
  • A new, mixed use, vibrant and successful city quarter
  • New homes for Bristol
  • Transport improvements, including an improved and revitalised transport interchange
  • Station capacity improvements to meet future demand
  • Improved permeability of the station and across Temple Quarter
  • Creation of new public space and improvements to existing public realm
  • Sensitive adaptation, development and protection of the station’s heritage assets
  • A phased approach to delivery to ensure short, medium and long term benefits.

The work was commissioned by Bristol City Council in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority (the prime funder), Network Rail and Homes England.

Following a competitive tendering process, a consortium of specialist consultants was selected to take forward the project.  The consortium is led by Mott MacDonald and includes Weston Williamson + Partners architects, AWW Architects, Alan Baxter associates, GVA, Deloitte, Turley, TLT and Pragma.

The plans build on previous work such as the Temple Quarter spatial framework and the Urban Living Supplementary Planning Document, as well as lessons learnt from  similar sites in other parts of the UK.

Your views

We are keen to ensure that the views of the people who use the area are taken into account in our planning for the future. We have recently held a series of focus groups with local communities and businesses and are running a short online survey until 3 April.

Further public consultation will take place once the draft plans are available – watch this space for details.