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The development is located in the centre of the Temple Quarter, a vibrant new district in the heart of Bristol, which will be a destination to live, work, learn and relax. Temple Island and other developments within Temple Quarter will help create more than 22,000 new jobs and thousands of new affordable homes.

The sustainability of Temple Island is being approached through the five capitals of sustainability, a holistic framework which considers the physical, social, economic, human and natural impact of the development.

Physical: The physical capital will target a reduction in energy demand through a ‘fabric first’ approach for the masterplan. Utilisation of low carbon solutions will also be seen through the connection to the Bristol Heat Network throughout the masterplan, providing residents and occupiers with sustainable and low energy solutions.

Social: Temple Island will implement a flexible public realm, with accessways to encourage fluidity through the site, whilst also enabling the space to be used for both activity and relaxation. Inclusive design principles will also be incorporated.

Economic: Throughout the design, construction and occupation of Temple Island, the local economy will be supported in a long term, sustainable manner through jobs & skills creation and sustainable procurement.

Human: The proposed development seeks to build healthy internal and external environments through good air quality, access to daylight and sunlight where possible, physically comfortable spaces and safe and secure amenities.

Natural: The aspiration for Temple Island is to maintain, promote and enhance natural value. Consideration will be given to the use of recycled materials and materials with low environmental impact. Sustainable waste management practices will be implemented during both construction and operation phases of the development.

From an overall environmental performance perspective, the scheme is targeting a BREEAM Outstanding rating.

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