Vision for new £300 million University of Bristol campus revealed

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The University of Bristol has revealed its initial vision for the new £300 million campus next to Bristol Temple Meads.

The Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus development will be one of the city’s most significant regeneration projects in recent history.

The University is encouraging businesses to share their views and help shape the new campus by taking part in a public consultation, which will run online from 19 June to 21 July.

There will also be exhibitions of the plans at Engine Shed by Bristol Temple Meads and Beacon House on the Triangle from 20 June to 7 July, plus special consultation events at Engine Shed and Paintworks.

Teaching and research will focus on digital technologies in-line with the training and skills needs of industry partners.

The seven-acre site, which spans the derelict former Royal Mail sorting office and part of Arena Island, will be close to business incubation centre Engine Shed, home to the University’s award-winning Bristol SETsquared Centre, which will also be expanding into new premises within the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.

A range of new degree programmes will be designed and developed in collaboration with industry and other partner organisations, to ensure students educated on the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus are equipped with the knowledge, skills, values and resilience to thrive and lead in a rapidly changing world.

Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol, said: “We have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine the future of our University as one of the world’s great civic universities while also transforming a key site at the heart of our city.

“Our new campus is very much a work in progress and we would welcome people’s feedback, on everything from education provision, research and innovation to community engagement and transport links. We don’t know exactly what it will look like yet, but we do know that we want it to feel welcoming to everyone and to be a place for the whole city to learn, explore and enjoy.”

Construction work is scheduled to get underway in 2019 and it’s hoped the campus will open in time for the start of the 2021/22 academic year.

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