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The University of Bristol is urging members of the public to share their views on its vision for its new £300M campus next to Bristol Temple Meads.

The project known as Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus is being described by the University as one of the most significant regeneration projects in Bristol’s recent history. The site was previously the home of a cattle market and two buildings still remain from this period. It was subsequently redeveloped by Royal Mail Group as a sorting office, which was decommissioned in 1997.

Both local residents and businesses are being asked to share their views by taking part in a public consultation, which will run online from 19 June to 21 July. Exhibitions of the plans will also take place at Engine Shed by Bristol Temple Meads and Beacon House on the Triangle from 20 June to 7 July, plus special consultation events at Engine Shed and Paintworks. Although the designs for the campus are at an early stage and will be shaped by the results of the consultation, there are hopes to develop landmark buildings and public spaces to welcome people travelling to the city.

Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol, said: “We have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine the future of our University as one of the world’s great civic universities while also transforming a key site at the heart of our city.
Our new campus is very much a work in progress and we would welcome people’s feedback, on everything from education provision, research and innovation to community engagement and transport links. We don’t know exactly what it will look like yet, but we do know that we want it to feel welcoming to everyone and to be a place for the whole city to learn, explore and enjoy.”

The University will be working closely with Bristol City Council to ensure the campus complements plans for the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, which is one of the largest urban regeneration projects in the UK. Fully developed, the Enterprise Zone is create over 17,000 jobs over its 25-year lifetime and the city’s economy by add a further £100M a year.

Source – UK Construction Online

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