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University of Bristol launches public consultation for new Temple Quarter sites

Aerial view of Temple Quarter, showing the location of the current Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus and adjacent sites of Wales and West Utilities and Vauxhall and Kawasaki DriveAllford Hall Monaghan Morris

Press release issued: 23 September 2020

The University of Bristol is hosting an online public consultation on sites adjacent to the current Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus development.

In recent years, the University has bought the Wales and West Utilities and Vauxhall and Kawasaki Drive sites in the St Philip’s area of the city. The development of these sites will complement its existing plans to build on Cattle Market Road and Temple Island and secure the long-term future of the University.

The consultation is being held to hear the public's views prior to the University submitting an Outline Planning Application to Bristol City Council.

The application will seek permission for a mix of research, enterprise and education spaces along with improved public spaces. The initial design has been heavily informed and influenced by the former industrial heritage of the site, with plans showing a series of stepped buildings ranging from four to eight stories.

Plans are available to view online from 23 September to 7 October and show details of the proposed uses, scale, massing and access arrangements.

Professor Guy Orpen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for New Campus Development, said: "The development of these sites represents an important next step in the evolution of our Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus and will act as a catalyst in the area to stimulate future development in St Philip's.

"We are in the early stages of developing long-term plans and as such do not have a definitive timeline or details of how these spaces will be used in the future. We are doing this now to secure the future of these sites and look forward to sharing more detailed plans in due course.

"We will continue working in collaboration with city partners to contribute to the placemaking potential in the area, help enhance travel routes to and from the city centre, create an inclusive city district and attract investment to further boost the local economy."

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