Plans unveiled by the University of Bristol propose a new £300M enterprise campus, which would transform the site next to Bristol Temple Meads Rail station. The University hopes that these exciting plans will create a campus that is ‘welcoming and inclusive’ for the Bristol community and outside visitors alike. The image shown in this article is the proposed main teaching and research building. Read on for further details regarding news of a new campus in Bristol!
The proposed campus will be built on the seven acre site next to the Bristol Temple Meads rail station – a popular transport hub. The site is currently unused, it was formerly a Royal Mail sorting location. The transformed site will be expected to open in 2021, and should make a profound contribution to the economy. The University has suggested too they will focus on creating an attractive site, which will benefit the Bristol community as well as the University.
The site will include accommodation for up to 1,500 students, various retail outlets and other buildings – with a Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre already announced. It is believed, initially at least, that the new campus will host postgraduate students. There will be dedicated bus routes between the two campuses. The announcement is exciting for prospective students at the University, who could potentially be studying at the new campus. This would surely complement the current campus well.
In a move that will please environmentalists – the campus will be a car-free zone, and even aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. This is the latest in a range of announcements focused on regenerating the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone area of Bristol. Exciting times are coming at the University!
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