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This project has wide-reaching impacts and has gained support from our business community, the Western Gateway, neighbouring Local Enterprise Partnerships and other regional partnerships.

Katherine Bennett CBE

Chair of Western Gateway and Senior Vice President in the UK for Airbus

“At the heart of our vision for the Western Gateway is world class connectivity – both within the region and to the rest of the country. The redevelopment of Temple Quarter is ambitious but deliverable. It would be a significant step forward – bringing new jobs and homes and unlocking faster, more frequent rail services into the region’s key transport interchange; Temple Meads.”   

Steve Hindley, Chair

Great South West

“The development of Bristol Temple Meads brings increased rail capacity, R&D investment and will enhance our region’s world-class university sector. It strengthens the connectivity of Great South West powerhouse economy; which with its neighbouring Western Gateway; presents a ‘Levelling Up’ opportunity for Government backing that will make its mark in the UK’s recovery.”

Katherine Finn

Vice Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

 “The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership is investing in the transformation of Temple Quarter which will build on the West of England’s reputation for world class innovation and accelerate the region’s economic recovery. With a redeveloped transport hub and new University campus at its heart Temple Quarter will connect more people to new employment, homes and learning opportunities and unlock sustainable inclusive growth in the region.”

Richard Bonner

President of the Chambers of Commerce & Initiative at Business West

“As members of the Temple Quarter Stakeholder Board the business community has long recognised the strategic importance of the Temple Quarter Area as a national asset in driving forward the economy for this part of the UK. With this major regeneration area containing the major transport node of Temple Meads Station, alongside a new 21st century campus for the University of Bristol and the wider adjoining areas of growth it is positioned to play a major role in the powering the economy and wider prosperity of Bristol and the wider SW and Western Gateway region. With the right level of long term commitment and support from UK government and local partners it will be able to realise its hugely exciting potential to drive new jobs, industrial innovation, new homes and a new quarter of the city focused on the clean, inclusive growth and wider prosperity opportunities postCovid-19.”

Dr Diana Savoy, DL OBE

Chair of GFirst LEP

“G First LEP recognises the strong relationship between the world-class University of Bristol Temple Quarter and G First LEP’s ambitious plans for the UK’s largest Cyber-Tech Business Park at Cyber Central in Cheltenham. We believe a strong relationship between two significant developments will lead to the creation of high-value jobs and substantial economic growth.”