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Temple Island lies immediately south-east of Bristol Temple Meads railway station. It is bound by the Avon River to the east, Bath Road/A4 to the south-west and railway lines to the west and south – these features give the site its ‘island’ name.

The University of Bristol owns the northern portion of Temple Island and has outline planning permission for a 20-storey student accommodation block which will become home to around 950 students supporting its Temple Quarter campus.

The site has been vacant since 1995. It was formerly used as a train diesel depot.

Legal & General will be bringing this brownfield site forward to benefit the City, delivering a high-quality new mixed use development, high quality public realm, including accessible open space and new connectivity through the site. This will benefit both new residents and those already living and working in close proximity. 

Legal & General will continue to work closely with Bristol City Council and the local community to make this vision a reality that creates significant social, environmental and economic benefits for the City.

Temple Quarter

Temple Island is in the heart of the Temple Quarter – one of the largest city centre housing and redevelopment schemes in Europe. A destination to live, work, learn and relax, Temple Island will create more than 22,000 jobs and thousands of homes.

Temple Quarter will become a blueprint for sustainable and inclusive city regeneration with the regeneration of Temple Meads railway station and a new University of Bristol campus as well as new businesses and communities.

Many developments in this area are under construction and more are in the planning system. A consultation is ongoing on this wider masterplan, led by Bristol City Council. For more information and to get involved in this visit:

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