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Consultancy team set to masterplan Bristol’s Temple Quarter

Words: Huw Morris

A team of consultants has been appointed to create the masterplan for Temple Quarter in Bristol.

The 70-hectare development zone will feature a mixed-use quarter comprising up to 11,000 homes and a revitalised transport interchange. The quarter is the home of Temple Meads railway station, which currently handles 10 million passengers a year – a figure that is expected to rise to more than 22 million by 2030.

The development will include station capacity improvements, better access to Temple Meads and the area, with new public space and improvements to the public realm. The project will also involve a sensitive adaptation, development and protection of the grade 1 listed station, which was designed by Brunel.

The team will be led by Mott MacDonald and includes Weston Williamson and Partners, AWW Architects, Alan Baxter Associates, GVA, Deloitte, Turley, TLT, and Pragma.

Mott MacDonald will lead on infrastructure masterplanning and transport enhancements while Weston Williamson will lead on architecture and masterplanning. The team was appointed by a strategic alliance comprising Bristol City Council, Network Rail, Homes England, and the West of England Combined Authority.

“We are currently the only major UK city without a modern railway station,” said Bristol’s mayor Marvin Rees. “A transformed station will finally give us a railway station fit for the 21st century, acting as a gateway to the West of England.

“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 Philip’s Marsh – soon to become one of the largest regeneration schemes in Europe.”

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