A dynamic community united by the desire to reimagine the future

Harnessing strengths, nurturing talent, connecting ideas and facilitating growth. Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus is a flagship project for the University of Bristol and the city as a whole, designed to enhance the power and the potential for the creative, digital and innovation sectors to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world.

Temple Quarter will enable a dynamic ecosystem where our academic community can grow their ideas alongside community stakeholders, industry partners, and business connections. Our focus is on strengthening Bristol's economy while creating a more sustainable, prosperous and equitable society.

With exceptional facilities and extensive communal spaces, the TQEC builds on the University's vision to be greater than the sum of its parts, serving the city and the wider world. The campus will be car free and the most sustainable part of our estate, helping to achieve our ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030.  The public realm will be an open and welcoming space for everyone to enjoy.

The new Campus is a catalyst for the wider redevelopment of Bristol Temple Quarter, the UK's largest regeneration site. Part of a thriving ecosystem for learning, innovation and social value, the regeneration of Temple Quarter will create 22,000 new jobs and 10,000 new homes. It will introduce more inclusive routes into education and bring £1.6 billion every year into the city economy.

With a refurbished Bristol Temple Meads station at its heart, the area will become a world-class gateway to Bristol and the West of England. A new entrance from Bristol Temple Meads station will open directly in onto the Temple Quarter Campus. It will also join the city centre to the east of Bristol with new walking and cycling paths.

The University of Bristol is working closely with Bristol City Council, the West of England Combined Authority, Network Rail and Homes England to achieve these aims.

What is the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus?

Aerial view of Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus with proposed buildings numbered 1-7. Also showing labels for existing buildings in the area

1.Main Academic Building “CM1” opening September 2026.
2.New university square and public realm connecting to Temple Meads Eastern Entrance
3.Barton Hill Micro-Campus: open and in use by the University
4.TQ Research Hub - Phase 1, the Retort House, home of BDFI opened in 2022. Phase 2 the Coal Shed, home of MyWorld opening 2024.
5.New Bristol Dental School opening September 2023.
6.TQ Campus Phase 2: outline planning submitted for ~118,000m2 of facilities.
7.TQEC Residential: University of Bristol land for a c.950 bed scheme.




University develops its vision for Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.


Bristol Digital Futures Institute created. Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre opens.


Academic buildings Reserved Matters planning application approved. RIBA 3 design approved.


MyWorld launched.

UoB invests in the refurbishment of Vauxhall Drive site on Avon Street, with co-funding from Research England, to create a state-of-the-art TQ Research Hub for BDFI and MyWorld.

Barton Hill micro-campus opens- a community engagement facility located at Wellspring Settlement.


The Retort House - Phase 1 of the TQ Research Hub opens creating a new home for BDFI.

The main academic building enters RIBA 4 technical design with Sir Robert McAlpine, works start on site.

April 2023

Start of construction of the main academic building begins.

September 2023

Bristol Dental School opens at new purpose-built facilities on Avon Street.


My World operational at the TQ Research Hub.

September 2026

Planned opening of the main academic building.

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