Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone and St. Philip’s Marsh are undergoing a major regeneration. Over 25 years, 130 hectares of brownfield land will turn into a thriving mixed-use community.
The regeneration site is in central Bristol, one of the country’s most productive regions.
Before the pandemic, Bristol contributed an annual £15bn to the UK economy. The city is integral to the West of England’s £39bn economy, and this project is expected to bring £1.6bn to the city annually.
Network Rail is investing £2bn to electrify the Great Western route. This will add faster and more frequent services between Bristol, London, and the rest of the national rail network.
The investment in the area will support residential and mixed-use developments, creating new jobs, business opportunities, and affordable housing. This is going to be achieved by converting disused brownfield sites around the station into a distinct, modern urban environment, creating a vibrant destination for all in the city. The main developments for Temple Quarter are:
The Friary and Goods Yard
Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus (a University of Bristol development)
Passenger usage of Temple Meads station is projected to double to an annual 22 million by 2040.
Developments at the site
Temple Meads railway station
Updating this station is integral to the Temple Quarter's future success and growth. After the project's completion, the station will link to the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus at the University of Bristol. This will allow leading R&D staff to connect with local and regional businesses.
North, east, and south entrances will also be added to Brunel's famous station.
The area around the station will be revamped with housing, hospitality, and shopping outlets. This will add a new area to live, socialise, and shop. A new integrated transport hub will:
Provide connections for pedestrians, cyclists, and the city’s bus networks.
Make it easier to travel around the city or to and from the region.
Provide improved public spaces around the station.
St Philip’s Marsh
A new place to live and work
The future of St. Philip’s Marsh is being secured by investments in flood resilience infrastructure. The site will become a sustainable hub for neighbourhoods and businesses.
Its closeness to the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus is expected to foster a creative and knowledge-based economy comprised of SMEs, supporting job provision and inclusive growth. Manufacturing spaces will also be provided.
Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh
The future for Bristol
Learn more about the key opportunities, strategic timelines and what this means for Bristol.