University of Bristol unveils plans for new campus

WCN Editorial Team 15 Apr 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The University of Bristol has unveiled plans for three high-rise student accommodation blocks as part of its £300m Temple Quarter Campus.

Planned to be built to the east of Bristol Temple Meads station, the new seven-acre campus will have bedrooms which can accommodate nearly 1,000 students.

In order to gather feedback on the development of the campus, a series of events and exhibitions, as well as an online survey are scheduled between now and 1 May 2019.

The first phase of the public consultation will focus on the detailed design of the student residential accommodation, located on part of Temple Island.

Scheduled in summer, the second public consultation will include the detailed design of the academic buildings and public spaces on the site of the former cattle market and sorting office, which is being demolished.

New Campus Development deputy-vice-chancellor Guy Orpen said: "The development will be one of the city's most significant regeneration projects in recent history and we welcome people's feedback as our plans take shape.

"Our goal is to create high-quality spaces for everyone to enjoy, whether living, studying, working, socialising, visiting or passing through the campus. We’ve revised our plans to add more focus on the public spaces and to allow better routes for pedestrians and cyclists to move through the site.

"The wider regeneration of the Temple Quarter area is really exciting and will transform a neglected area into a vibrant and inclusive city district.

"We hope the campus will create a dynamic ecosystem for knowledge creation, enhancing Bristol's reputation as a global destination for inclusive innovation."

Scheduled to be opened in 2022, the new campus will provide teaching, research and innovation space for some 800 staff, external partners and 3,000 students.

Additionally, the campus is estimated to generate over 1,300 new jobs, directly and indirectly.

The overall development will not only unlock new routes into and through Bristol Temple Meads station but create new walking and cycling routes connecting East Bristol with the city centre.

Image: Illustration of University of Bristol’s new campus at Temple Quarter. Photo: courtesy of University of Bristol.

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