Spaces and facilities

Inspiring places to meet, learn and make new connections.

Physical spaces

The Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus (TQEC) will include:

  • 9,300m2 teaching and study space, 4,200m2 cutting edge research labs and 2,500m2 for enterprise partners
  • Flexible learning and working environments - addressing the lessons learned through the pandemic and looking forward to new ways of teaching and learning
  • Spaces for collaboration, study, socialising, prayer, engagement, research and wellbeing
  • Extensive green landscape across a car-free campus, with new walking and cycling routes for easier access
  • A University Square, linking the campus to Bristol Temple Meads Station
  • Publicly accessible spaces including the Exchange Hall, Story Exchange, Bristol Rooms, a shop, café and food court
  • An Exchange Hall for large events and exhibitions for the city and region
  • 3 public art commissions.

Collaboration and innovation

The TQEC has been designed to meet the needs and nurture the aspirations of our students, staff, academics and partners across the city and the wider region. The campus provides outstanding facilities to build on our collective strengths in research, innovation, learning and societal change.

The 38,000m2 academic building is at the centre of the development. Underpinned by our core ambition to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues, it will be home to exceptional teaching facilities alongside research labs, workspaces for enterprise partners and collaboration rooms.

The neighbouring Research Hub will cement the University as a global centre of innovation by providing space for world-first facilities. The Reality Emulator, Instrumented Auditorium and Virtual Production Stage will all be housed at the Research Hub on Avon Street.

The campus will also be for local communities, who will welcomed on site to use the facilities and open spaces. Parts of the campus have been shaped in consultation with civic and community partners, with dedicated spaces for groups to work together to address local, national and global challenges. At the evenings, weekends and during university holidays, local people are invited to take part in lifelong learning programmes, social and cultural events, festivals and research activities.


The campus will contribute to our overall sustainability goals and be the most sustainable part of our campus infrastructure, helping to achieve our ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Sustainable travel connections in the area will be upgraded, with a new floating harbour walkway and new Eastern Entrance to Bristol Temple Meads Station.

Additional campus views

Further images of TQEC (PDF, 2,025kB)

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