New organisation created to drive forward massive regeneration scheme

Temple Quarter masterplan

A new organisation has been launched to drive forward plans for a massive regeneration scheme in Bristol.

The organisations working to create a new development around Temple Meads Station have come forward to create a single organisation.

The Bristol Temple Quarter Limited Liability Partnership (BTQLLP) was incorporated last week.

The move is set to formalises the longstanding joint approach taken by partners Bristol City Council, Homes England, Network Rail, and the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority.

The joint venture is working to deliver 10,000 new homes, thousands of new jobs, new and improved infrastructure and public spaces across 130 hectares of central Bristol.

Work on constructing of a new entrance to Bristol Temple Meads station is already underway, alongside works at Temple Island, Silverthorne Lane, and the University of Bristol’s Enterprise Campus on Cattle Market Road.

Stephen Peacock, chief executive  of Bristol  City Council, said: “This is yet another major milestone for Temple Quarter as we aim to deliver 10,000 new homes and thousands of new jobs for the city-region, alongside the sustainable infrastructure and community spaces 21st century cities need to thrive.

“Creating a bespoke organisation will speed up delivery of the first phase around Temple Meads station, helping us to bring forward coordinated development at speed, while retaining the democratic oversight to ensure what we are creating remains firmly in the public interest. It has been a long journey to get to this point, but by working together with our partners we are putting in place a framework for Bristol Temple Quarter to deliver for Bristol and the region.”

Homes England’s chief executive Peter Denton said:  “The partnership marks an important step forward allowing resources and expertise to be pooled, to drive positive change and create a vibrant area that Bristolians and the wider region can enjoy for generations to come.”