Tenderstream members set to shape one of UK's largest regeneration projects

8 November 2023
Credit: Bristol Temple Quarter
  • Bristol Temple Quarter




United Kingdom

Taskforce selected to transform Bristol Temple quarter

Tenderstream members Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) and Arup have been appointed as part of the expert team, led by Prior + Partners, to help develop proposals for the transformation of Bristol Temple Quarter. Earlier this year, Tenderstream published a notice issued by The West of England combined authority asking for specialists to become part of a unique opportunity to contribute to one of the UK’s largest and most ambitious and transformational regeneration projects, developing a masterplan and multi-disciplinary, flexible tool to support huge housing and economic growth enabled through the delivery of significant infrastructure. 

The selected team of specialists – also including Spacehub, Bristol-based Nudge Studio, AHR, Alan Baxter Associates and Newsteer - will lead a Social Value Taskforce to ensure genuine social value such as employment and educational opportunities are an integral part of the masterplanning process from the start. The masterplan will build on the high-level of principles for change in the Temple Quarter Development Framework, which was endorsed by Bristol City Council’s Cabinet in May 2023. It will explore how connectivity in, out and through Temple Quarter could be improved, while creating a framework for how the future development of the area could come forward.

Alongside the Prior + Partners team, the Temple Quarter Partners have appointed The Place Bureau to help define the sort of place Temple Quarter should become. This placemaking commission will develop a strategy that can ensure Temple Quarter becomes somewhere people want to live, work and spend time, while reflecting the best that the city-region has to offer.

Both the masterplanning and placemaking commissions will be based upon extensive public engagement, helping to ensure views from across the city-region are heard and reflected in the plans for Temple Quarter as they develop.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: ‘Temple Quarter is one of Europe’s biggest urban regeneration projects. We’re aiming to deliver 10,000 new homes, 22,000 new jobs and a range of new public spaces alongside a transformed Temple Meads station. We’re clear, though, that this isn’t simply a housing or infrastructure project. We want to create a sustainable, genuinely mixed-use place that works for the city-region as a place to live, work and spend time. We want Temple Quarter to be easy to get around, reflective of Bristol’s history and future, and an example to the world of what 21stcentury regeneration can look like. These two commissions will work hand in hand to help us deliver on these aspirations to create a place that people in Bristol and the West of England can share in the success of.’

Lucy Nordberg
Tenderstream Head of Research

This tender was first published by Tenderstream on 04.07.2023 here

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