Outline plans have been submitted for the University of Bristol’s proposed £300m campus near Bristol Temple Meads Station.
Property consultancy JLL advised the university on the purchase of the land and its development proposals including advising on the planning process.
Kevin Hunt, director at JLL in Bristol, said: “It is great to see these plans to transform the area next to Bristol Temple Meads Station move a step closer. This scheme is an excellent example of the way brownfield land should be regenerated to meet the needs of fast-growing, dynamic cities like Bristol.
“Efficient use of brownfield land by bringing forward well-balanced, high density schemes such as this one is an important part of the mix in the creation of the sustainable cities of the future. As the population in urban areas looks set to continue rising, it is vital housing, education and employment opportunities are easily accessible.
“This major regeneration project will also act as a catalyst for development in the wider St Philip’s area to the south, paving the way for much-needed new housing and employment space to be created in the vicinity.”
The university’s ambition is to create a home for innovation and digital technology, which will combine research and teaching across a number of disciplines together with student accommodation.
It will be a hub for students, businesses and academics, providing a space for them to work together to drive innovation. There are also ambitions to develop landmark buildings and public spaces and hopefully a new access to Temple Meads Station from the south.
The land is divided into two parts – the former Cattle Market site of around 2.2 hectares, which was later redeveloped by Royal Mail Group as a sorting office, and the northern section of Arena Island, which is around 0.7 hectares.
The university unveiled its vision for the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus last year and a public consultation took place earlier this year.