Our Head of Masterplanning Simon Catton led a walking tour around Bristol's Temple Quarter and Templemeads station environs for a group of prominent investors and developers, part of a wider event exploring the city’s ambitions and opportunities organised by Bristol City Council on Monday September 16.
WW+P is part of a multi-disciplinary team led by Mott Macdonald, which is delivering a new, mixed use city quarter including up to 11,000 new homes across a 70 hectare development zone. There will be an improved and revitalised transport interchange and wider transport improvements across the Temple Quarter, which will act as a catalyst to economic and housing growth, across the west of England.
Central to the work will be the potential for a sensitive transformation of Brunel’s Grade I listed heritage station in order to cater for the anticipated growth in passengers – from 10 million passengers a year in 2018 to 22 million by 2030. As well as potentially significantly improving capacity, access and facilities, the station regeneration, should plans get the go-ahead, create a world-class pedestrian space and improvements to the existing public realm.
Simon Catton said: “We were very pleased to be part of the event which showcased development opportunity areas along the river and at Temple Quarter and excited to be playing a key role in the delivery of this inspirational and compelling vision for Bristol."