Mott MacDonald team to deliver masterplan for Temple Quarter in UK

WCN Editorial Team 24 Jul 2018 EUROPE BUILDINGS

A consultancy team, led by Mott MacDonald and comprising Weston Williamson + Partners architects, AWW Architects, Alan Baxter associates, GVA, Deloitte, Turley, TLT and Pragma, has been appointed to deliver a masterplan for the future of the Temple Quarter in Bristol, UK.

The 70-hectare development zone will create a new, mixed use, city quarter, including 11,000 new homes, as well as an improved and revitalised transport interchange, and wider transport improvements across the Temple Quarter.

Currently, Temple Meads station receives 10 million passengers per year, which is likely to increase to more than 22 million by 2030.

The project will include station capacity improvements to meet future passenger demand, better access to the station and across the area.

A new public space will be created and improvements will be taken up for the existing public realm.

Mott MacDonald global practice leader for cities and project director Clare Wildfire said: “We are delighted that our team has been selected to deliver such a transformational project for Bristol, its citizens and the region; it will establish a fitting gateway to Bristol and the wider west of England and transform Temple Quarter into a people-focused place with affordable, good quality homes and space for innovative businesses.”

The team has been appointed on behalf of an alliance of Bristol City Council, Network Rail, Homes England and West of England Combined Authority.

While Mott MacDonald will provide multidisciplinary consultancy services, including infrastructure masterplanning and railway and station enhancements, Weston Williamson and Partners will lead architecture and masterplanning.

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said: “We are currently the only major UK city without a modern railway station. At long last, that is about to change – thanks to the energy and commitment of the partnership we have brought together.

“The aim is that the redeveloped station will be accessible from the east of Bristol, removing a barrier that has divided the city. It will be connected to the new university enterprise campus and will unlock St Phillips Marsh – soon to become one of the largest regeneration schemes in Europe.”

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Image: A multi-disciplinary consultancy team has been appointed to develop a masterplan for the Bristol Temple Meads station and the wider Temple Quarter. Photo: courtesy of West of England Combined Authority.

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