The Temple Quarter development is a 25-year plan to completely revamp the area around Temple Meads and will benefit from Enterprise Zone status.Development - Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone
Value - Over £200m
Size - 70 hectares
Developer - Various
The ultimate aim is to create 17,000 new jobs and bring 400 new firms to the city over the next two decades. The city's Local Enterprise Partnership, the organisation which is masterminding the scheme, hopes that the BBC will move its Bristol operation from Whiteladies Road on to vacant land next to the station and discussions have been taking place for several months. A major element of the scheme is a plan to build a 12,000-seat indoor arena on vacant land behind the station.
The planned redevelopment of Temple Meads station has been included in the scheme and the idea is to completely refurbish the historic building. A new platform is planned in Brunel's original Passenger Shed for the service linking Bristol to London and the aim is to shift the main entrance of the building to where the long-stay car park now stands, creating a passenger hub to connect rail and bus services.
The Paintworks project in Brislington is also part of the Enterprise Zone, along with a strip of land for creative companies, dubbed the "media mile".
The final element of the project is the redevelopment of the St Philip's area to make it more attractive to businesses.
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