University of Bristol to build new campus

WCN Editorial Team 2 Dec 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

University of Bristol has revealed plans for the construction of a new £300M campus in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone in England, UK.

The project will be built near Bristol Temple Meads train station on a derelict former sorting office site. It will include a digital innovation hub, a business school, a student residential village and the Engine Shed 2 — an expansion of the Engine Shed enterprise hub.

The project is a collaboration between the university, Bristol City Council, the government, industry and philanthropic partners, and the local business community.

University of Bristol vice-chancellor and president Hugh Brady said: "We now have the opportunity to re-imagine our University as an organisation that is completely porous with our partners, enabling students, researchers and people from all walks of life to move seamlessly between the city, the academy and the workplace, feeding the talent pipeline and creating opportunities."

UK business and energy secretary Greg Clark said: “The development of this exceptional new campus for the University of Bristol is a brilliant example of this strategy in action, with government, academia and industry collaborating to deliver future-focused training that will build on Bristol's growing reputation as a digital and tech cluster."

The campus is expected to open at the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year. A new 12,000-capacity arena on the former Diesel Depot site near the station will be also constructed.

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