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Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh

At Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh, one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, our vision is to transform over 130 hectares of brownfield land at the heart of the city over the next 25 years into a thriving, well-connected mixed-use community. The regeneration will create up to 10,000 new homes, 22,000 new jobs and bring £1.6 billion each year to the city economy.

The regeneration will put sustainable homes and jobs at the heart of the city, alongside new green spaces and a 24/7 economy, where visitors and residents can live, work and play.

A refurbished Temple Meads Station will build on its role as the region’s largest transport hub. Work will preserve the heritage of Brunel’s stunning station while creating a gateway to the city fit for the 21st century. Public transport, walking and cycling will all be made easier, creating a greener, well-connected community.

To make this happen we will be ambitious and work together. The project partners – Bristol City Council, West of England Combined Authority, Network Rail and Homes England – have come together to create this vision.

Stay up to date with the latest developments of the scheme and find out more about the vision.

  • 130 hectares divided into several development areas:
  • Temple Meads – station transformation led by Network Rail
  • City Gateway and The Friary
  • Temple Gate
  • Mead Street
  • Temple Island
  • Silverthorne Island
  • St Philip’s Marsh

What it means for Bristol

Our vision is to create a sustainable and flourishing new urban quarter that will play a key part in growing Bristol as a fairer and more equal city that can benefit all communities: a city where everyone has a stake and in which no one gets left behind.

Regenerating the area around Temple Meads Station, the largest transport interchange in our region, is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the city. It will bring about the long-awaited transformation of a key site in the heart of the city, creating 22,000 new jobs and up 10,000 new homes near to significant areas of deprivation, and an economic boost of £1.6 billion per annum.

With an innovation district forged around a new University of Bristol enterprise campus linking leading R&D with major businesses, Temple Quarter will be a national asset in levelling up the UK economy and helping to power the UK’s economic recovery post Covid-19: creating jobs, opportunities and homes for the entire city region.

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Key opportunities and challenges

Within the wider Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh area, the 100ha Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone has several key sites. A spatial framework has been created to illustrate how it might develop in future

Enterprise zones were set up by the government to drive local growth, and offer a range of incentives to businesses, such as business rates relief, simplified planning and super-fast broadband.

The project will be delivered in two phases:

Phase 1

Development in Bristol Temple Quarter around Bristol Temple Meads station, primarily within the boundaries of the existing Enterprise Zone.

Deliver development value of £845 million

Create 2,500 new homes and 2,200 direct jobs by 2032

Generate around 150 construction jobs in the infrastructure works and 600 construction jobs in the related development.

Phase 2

Regeneration of St. Philip’s Marsh to the east of the station, totalling 65 hectares.

Strategic flood resilience infrastructure is required to address key site constraints in St Philip’s Marsh to enable new jobs and significant housing. Bristol City Council has worked with the Environment Agency to create the Bristol Avon Flood Strategy which will unlock several strategic sites including Temple Quarter.  An initial £88m funding has been identified to support the first phase of flood resilience infrastructure with a further £128m required to deliver the full scheme.

Strategic alignments and current status

To ensure regeneration is values led, the Temple Quarter plans sit within wider strategic aims including the One City Economic Recovery and Renewal Plan. This should focus public policy, action and the delivery of place change that works for all. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) alignments include: 11.3, 17.3

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Development framework: currently in development

Key Milestones

2012

Designated 70ha enterprise zone

2015

2,000 jobs created and over 300 businesses already established

2017

Enterprise zone expanded to include an additional 30 hectares

2018

Start of development framework planning

2019

Engagement with key stakeholders to inform development framework

2020

2020-2025

Temple Meads station transformed. New University of Bristol campus open. Temple Island and St Philip’s Marsh development begins. Creation of 4500 new jobs, up to 2000 new homes built and £350m GVA each year.
2030

Temple Quarter

Mass transit station open. Creating 16000 new jobs, up to 4000 new homes and £920m GVA each year.
2041+

St Philips Marsh

Regeneration complete. Creating 22000+ new jobs, up to 10000 new homes and £1.6bn+ GVA each year.

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