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Legal & General reveals new images for Bristol Temple Island regeneration

Legal & General has revealed updated and more detailed artist’s impression images for how its Bristol Temple Island regeneration project could look like, ahead of a series of community showcase events happening this week.

Located in the heart of the Temple Quarter regeneration area, Temple Island is set to become a vibrant new urban district with centrally located homes, high-quality workplaces and employment opportunities for the local knowledge economy, enabling innovation and economic growth.

Feedback from two stages of community engagement in 2023 has suggested people want to see exemplary design. World-renowned firm Zaha Hadid Architects are engaged to create the buildings and are working with landscape architects at LDA Design who are developing the new public spaces.

Ben Rodgers, Head of Regeneration for Legal & General Investment Management, said:

“Through consulting hundreds of people in Bristol, we know they want to see exemplary design at the heart of place-led regeneration schemes, and by working with Zaha Hadid Architects and LDA Design this is central to our vision.

“We’re extremely grateful to everyone who has taken the time to tell us what they think about the project so far. It’s helped us design a new landmark on this prominent city centre site that works with the grain of Bristol’s architecture.

“We’re now hoping that more people will engage with our next round of showcase events as well as online before we submit a planning application for a vibrant new district, offering major employment opportunities and much-needed homes, later this year.”

As part of its proposals, Legal & General aims to deliver around 500 new homes with up to 40% being affordable, two new office buildings, retail space, a commercial building offering flexible workspace opportunities and a new hotel and conference centre, all of which is expected to create up to 2,000 new jobs.

Situated on a derelict, previously developed brownfield site, one of the guiding principles for the development is the delivery of a sustainable district – where Legal & General is seeking to enable low carbon lifestyles by minimising car use and creating new pedestrian and cycle routes alongside enhancing ecological habitats.

With over £300 million invested in the city across residential and commercial real estate to date, Legal & General has been part of the fabric of Bristol for many years. Most recently, in 2021, Legal & General launched Box Makers’ Yard, a residential scheme delivering 379 new rental homes. With over 11,500 sq. ft of resident amenity, Box Makers’ Yard sits close to Temple Quarter – designed from the ground up to bring a best-in-class build to rent offer to Bristol.

Legal & General has invested over £33bn in levelling up regional economies through major UK wide regeneration schemes in locations including Sunderland, Cardiff, Salford and Newcastle, alongside direct investments in clean energy, transport infrastructure and multi-tenure homes.

Bristol residents can find out more and meet the team by visiting one of the showcases which will be touring the city this March at the following dates and locations:

Thursday 14 March 2024: Temple Quay, 11:30-2pm

Friday 15 March 2024: Totterdown Tesco Car Park (33 Oxford St), 3-6pm

Saturday 16 March 2024: Central Promenade (Harbourside, The Fountains), 10am-2pm

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