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Latest Enterprise Campus designs revealed by University of Bristol

By martin booth, Monday Sep 9, 2019

Detailed designs of buildings on the sites of the demolished sorting office next to Temple Meads and on the former Arena Island have been unveiled by the University of Bristol.

The university’s new seven-acre Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, due to open in 2022, could house almost 1000 student bedrooms.

Across the other side of the River Avon will be new research, enterprise and teaching buildings.

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Next to Temple Meads could be be two new glazed buildings, landscaped public spaces, and new pedestrian and cycle routes joining the city centre to the east of the city.

Following outline planning permission for the £350m campus already granted and a public consultation on the detailed design of the student residential accommodation held in April, a new consultation on the latest plans will run from September 9 to 25.

The new campus will provide teaching, research and innovation space for 3,000 students and around 800 members of staff with a focus on digital, business and social innovation.

It will be home to the university’s new school of management, its centre for innovation & entrepreneurship, the recently announced Bristol Digital Futures Institute and the Quantum Technology Innovation Centre.

The University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus will straddle a seven-acre joined across the River Avon by Brock’s Bridge

A computer-generated image of how the Temple Quarter campus entrance could look

Professor Guy Orpen, deputy-vice-chancellor for new campus development, said: “We are excited to share our vision for the campus and look forward to hearing people’s feedback.

“We are creating a dedicated space for collaboration and discovery where businesses, civic partners and the local community can work together with our students, academics and researchers.

“This meeting of minds will develop fresh perspectives and explore how we can innovate responsibly, create an inclusive economy that works for everyone and address some of the future’s big research questions.”

For more information and to take part in the consultation online, visit 

Read more: A last look inside Bristol’s former sorting office before demolition

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