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Design team picked for Bristol's £300m campus

21 Jun 18 A consortium called Perfect Circle, comprising Pick Everard, Gleeds and Aecom, has been appointed by the University of Bristol to design its new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.

The proposed main teaching and research building
The proposed main teaching and research building

The £300m development is set to transform a seven-acre site next to Bristol Temple Meads railway station.

The Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus will focus on digital technologies. AS well as lecture halls, labs and classrooms it will have a student village for 1,500 students, a gym and a health centre.

The design team also includes architects Feilden Clegg Bradley and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, consulting engineers Buro Happold and Arup and landscape architect Grant Associates.

Aecom director Mark Claridge said: “The building designs will be forward-thinking and socially conscious, breathing new life into the enterprise zone and acting as a catalyst for future developments.”

Outline plans for the campus have already been submitted to Bristol City Council to show the scale of development and access routes. Consultation on detailed design proposals is likely to follow later in the year. Bristol City Council has recently started work to prepare for the demolition of the former Royal Mail sorting office next to the Bristol Temple Meads Station to make way for the new campus.

Project timeline

  • Spring 2018: Design team appointed
  • Summer 2018:  Start of demolition of the old sorting office building
  • Autumn 2018: Consultation on the next stage of design
  • 2019: Submission of the detailed planning application and start on site
  • 2021-22: Campus opens

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