Works to repair the historic river walls at Temple Island have been completed.

Repairs to the three walls next to the River Avon are part of a major programme of works to enable new development on Temple Island, part of the Bristol Temple Quarter regeneration programme.

Following completion of the site enabling works, Legal & General will develop the site for around 500 new homes, including affordable homes, two new office buildings, and a hotel. Legal & General is also exploring options for walking and cycling routes through Temple Island and up on to the Bath Road.

Bristol City Council’s contractor Crestmoor completed the river wall repairs in December. These repairs included non-structural remedial works, including repointing missing mortar, replacing brickwork, and jet washing and repointing the walls between the high and low tide levels. Vegetation was removed to protect the stability of surrounding masonry and brickwork.

As part of its social value commitments, the site team employed local people and gave £1500 to St Mungo’s homeless charity in Bristol. To reduce its carbon footprint, the team used river water for the jet washing, ran the telehandler on biodegradable fuel, and encouraged staff to access the site on the train, saving around 1,000 car miles.