The Temple Quarter partners have marked another major milestone for the UK’s biggest regeneration project.
Representatives from the partnership, including Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, came together to mark the formal signing and sealing of funding agreements between the public sector partners.
The agreements enable the Temple Quarter partners to draw down and spend the nearly £95m awarded to the project by central government in June 2022. The signing of these agreements reflects each partner’s ongoing commitment to working collaboratively. The partnership, alongside the University of Bristol, aim to transform 130 hectares of brownfield land to bring new homes, jobs and opportunities to Bristol and the region.
Dramatic improvements enabled by the government funding will include three new entrances to the station, hugely improving access to Temple Meads from across the city, and new mixed-use housing and commercial spaces at Mead Street and Temple Gate.
Since the funding was announced last year, work on the project has progressed at pace, with the partners working together to deliver a major public consultation on the vision for change at Temple Quarter, detailed design of the new Eastern Entrance to Bristol Temple Meads station, and early concept design of both the Northern Entrance and Southern Gateway.
The new Eastern Entrance will open into the University of Bristol’s Enterprise Campus. Work on the campus began in April, with both the entrance and campus expected to open in Autumn 2026.
Combined with improvements to Station Approach and the surrounding areas, the project will create a world-class gateway to the West of England, set against the backdrop of Brunel’s historic Grade 1 listed station.