The Interlocking Projects
West of England Mayor
“Our vision is for the project to be a catalyst; creating a new contemporary space for the city and wider West of England area, which will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.”
1. Regeneration of the Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh districts of Bristol
Bristol’s foremost regeneration project, Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh will be a sustainable, connected, thriving new urban quarter – a place to live, work, learn and visit - that will drive inclusive growth, sustainability and business opportunity across both Bristol and the sub-region.
Plans for this major regeneration opportunity are being driven forward between public sector partners, including Bristol City Council, Homes England, Network Rail, University of Bristol and the West of England Combined Authority. By working collaboratively the partners are committed to delivering a regeneration project that is greater than the sum of its parts.
The area is primed to be transformed into a vibrant new piece of city, generating significant employment and residential opportunity with over 10,000 homes and 22,000 jobs.
2. University of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus
The University of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus will lie at the heart of the regenerated Temple Quarter area and offers a historic opportunity for the university to develop a new relationship with the city, creating new educational and research opportunities with and for its city, its people and organisations.
The ambitions of this new campus includes the potential to become a crucial innovation hub for the city-region, the Western Gateway area and the wider UK – leading on our city’s strengths in digital, quantum technology, engineering and green growth, partnering with other cities, universities and businesses across the Gateway and with key Government organisations such as GCHQ, to achieve national as well as local impact.
3. Upgrade of Temple Meads Station
Improving connectivity, within the region, to London, to other powerhouse regions and to the world is at the heart of the Western Gateway vision. Temple Meads station is critical to the Western Gateway as the major transport interchange for the region. The last major upgrade to the station was in 1936 and the station is constraining growth. Redevelopment will double passenger capacity to 22m per year, unlock rail capacity and speed up train times within the Gateway region and beyond, helping to raise productivity, unlock housing growth and support our transition to a net zero carbon’ future.
4. Flood resilience infrastructure
Strategic flood resilience infrastructure is required to address key site constraints in St Philip’s Marsh to enable new jobs and homes to be delivered across this area with climate resilience built in from the beginning.