The Temple Quarter Partners
Mayor of Bristol
“Temple Quarter will be key to Bristol’s and the city region’s journey to an inclusive and sustainable economic recovery from Covid-19. It is already part of the city’s economic renewal plan, currently being developed in partnership with Bristol’s One City Economy Board. At the heart of Bristol, it is now ready to be transformed into a vibrant area, generating significant employment and residential opportunity with 10,000 homes and 22,000 jobs. Temple Meads Station, the largest transport interchange in our region, lies at its core and opening up access to the station and supporting the city’s connectivity, sustainability and path to carbon neutrality. A new gateway to the University of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise campus will open up the Innovation District to the rest of the Western Gateway and wider UK.
Before the pandemic, Bristol had a thriving economy, contributing £15bn to the UK economy, the only UK city other than London to make a positive net contribution to the Exchequer. We are renowned for being innovative, with the fastest growing and most globally significant tech cluster in the UK. We are determined to make sure that the positives are shared, with a recovery that is inclusive and sustainable. With Government investment and Bristol’s established credentials for partnership working, innovation and growth, I firmly believe Temple Quarter can deliver on economic equality and opportunity for the city, region and wider UK.”
West of England Mayor
“The West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership are committed to helping our region’s economy to recover from the wideranging impacts of Covid-19 and steer a course towards our ambition for clean and inclusive economic growth that benefits all our residents, and have already committed around £90m of funding towards projects in the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone to help it fulfil its full potential for job growth.
The area is a key gateway to our region; presenting a once-in-a-generation and nationally-significant regeneration opportunity – offering huge potential to investors and stakeholders. Through the meticulous masterplanning work undertaken collaboratively by the West of England Combined Authority, Bristol City Council, Network Rail, Homes England and the University of Bristol, we have identified this major opportunity to unlock economic, connectivity and skills benefits for people and businesses right across the region. 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.”
Francis McGarry, Investment Director
Wales and Western, Network Rail
“Bristol Temple Meads is a major transport hub, serving millions of passengers each year and supporting businesses right across our region. Our plans to develop the station will support future growth by providing a brighter and more welcoming environment, enabling an increase in the number of trains able to run through the station and providing a gateway directly into the Temple Quarter area.
Preparatory work on the East junction has already begun and the £66m project to replace the roof, platform canopies and electrical systems begins this autumn. We continue to work with Bristol City Council, the West of England Combined Authority and others on the station Masterplan, including new entrances and improved amenities to enhance passengers’ experience.”
Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President
University of Bristol
“Our ambition is to build on the West of England’s strong base in data science, digital and systems engineering and create a highly creative and productive innovation ecosystem that will power Global Britain postCovid-19."
Nick Walkley, Chief Executive
“Homes England have an aspiration that Temple Quarter can be an exemplar for how cities develop in the future. The regeneration of Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh represents a once in a generation opportunity to provide a significant number of high-quality homes for the people of Bristol.
The project will deliver inclusive access to public green space for communities as well as safe ways to move around the city using sustainable transport methods. Importantly, it will have the flexibility to accommodate new and emerging ideas as we move towards a bright future for the area. We are committed to supporting the development of this new city quarter and are working alongside our partners to help deliver the long-held vision of a future city that has a sustainable, inclusive and growing economy from which all will benefit.”