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« Reply #330 on: November 23, 2017, 10:15:28 pm »

The uni have released what they want to replace the old sorting office with.

https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/first-glimpse-bristol-universitys-new-300m-campus/

Admittedly this isn't strictly the redevelopment of Temple Meads Station itself but this old eyesore is so associated with Temple Meads that I thought to include it here.
Crikey, that looks like replacing a disgusting eyesore with another equivalent one..... Tongue
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« Reply #331 on: November 23, 2017, 10:31:55 pm »

Well I suppose if the UOB development goes ahead Marvin can be handed a hammer, a nail and he can drive the nail into the coffin of the arenal, something he has wanted to do since the day he was elected.

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Crikey, that looks like replacing a disgusting eyesore with another equivalent one..... Tongue

Slightly unfair - at least it hasn't been derelict for north of a decade. Not yet, anyway. It will probably actually get built, given that firstly the council aren't involved beyond planning permission, secondly it is definitely needed if the University is going to attract those valuable oversea fees as it trains a new generation of foreign computer hackers, and lastly because it won't cost more than a few years' Vice Chancellor average salary.

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« Reply #332 on: November 23, 2017, 10:45:22 pm »

The uni have released what they want to replace the old sorting office with.

https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/first-glimpse-bristol-universitys-new-300m-campus/

Admittedly this isn't strictly the redevelopment of Temple Meads Station itself but this old eyesore is so associated with Temple Meads that I thought to include it here.
Crikey, that looks like replacing a disgusting eyesore with another equivalent one..... Tongue

The jury is out with me but I do have a small initial feeling of disappointment with what seems a fairly unadventurous edifice that may end up looking like many others.
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« Reply #333 on: November 24, 2017, 08:54:26 am »

Well I suppose if the UOB development goes ahead Marvin can be handed a hammer, a nail and he can drive the nail into the coffin of the arenal, something he has wanted to do since the day he was elected.

It's a different part of the site. It has no bearing on Marvin's evil plans.
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« Reply #334 on: November 24, 2017, 09:38:40 am »

It's a nothing special of a building. But look at Senate House, the library buildings next to it and some of the halls of residence up in Stoke Bishop; I don't know if the university has an architecture department, but if they do, it's not a good sign!
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« Reply #335 on: November 24, 2017, 12:37:15 pm »

I think we should avoid reading too much into the artist's impressions - I doubt the final scheme will look much like them; they're just there to give an idea of scale for outline planning purposes.
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« Reply #336 on: November 24, 2017, 08:11:30 pm »

Well I suppose if the UOB development goes ahead Marvin can be handed a hammer, a nail and he can drive the nail into the coffin of the arenal, something he has wanted to do since the day he was elected.

It's a different part of the site. It has no bearing on Marvin's evil plans.

One could be forgiven for thinking the Arenal site would make a good car park. How else will students and dons be able to travel between there and Clifton?

I think we should avoid reading too much into the artist's impressions - I doubt the final scheme will look much like them; they're just there to give an idea of scale for outline planning purposes.

Good point. After all, MetroBust looks nothing like the pictures in the initial "consultation" documents.
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« Reply #337 on: November 24, 2017, 09:02:51 pm »

One could be forgiven for thinking the Arenal site would make a good car park. How else will students and dons be able to travel between there and Clifton?

Umm the article specifically says there will be a shuttle bus service from the new Campus to Clifton
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« Reply #338 on: November 24, 2017, 11:30:12 pm »

...there will be a shuttle bus service from the new Campus to Clifton

If only you could get to Clifton by train from Temple Meads!
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« Reply #339 on: November 24, 2017, 11:34:38 pm »

If only you could get to Clifton by train from Temple Meads!

Some of them will work it out before graduation.
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« Reply #340 on: November 25, 2017, 12:32:23 am »

If only you could get to Clifton by train from Temple Meads!

Some of them will work it out before graduation.

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« Reply #341 on: November 25, 2017, 08:29:25 am »

...there will be a shuttle bus service from the new Campus to Clifton

If only you could get to Clifton by train from Temple Meads!

But that would mean building a branch line from Clifton Down over 1/2 mile long.
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« Reply #342 on: November 25, 2017, 11:17:03 am »

...there will be a shuttle bus service from the new Campus to Clifton

If only you could get to Clifton by train from Temple Meads!

But that would mean building a branch line from Clifton Down over 1/2 mile long.

Rather less than that distance from CFN to the Library on Tyndalls Park Road, which is generally considered the 'centre' of the UoB (maybe you were thinking of the Wills Memorial?). That quibble aside, I expect it'll also run a little more frequently than the Severn Riviera Express, though given 20 years for the GRIP process - and half a billion quid - it may be possible to redouble the branch up to Clifton Down and get a 15-minute service.

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« Reply #343 on: November 25, 2017, 12:10:34 pm »

A more frequent running on the whole of the route might be achieved by only redoubling 1 or 2 of the stations, Sea Mills for example. This would give more passing loops. Problem is that this would need more rolling stock and points/signalling costs too.
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« Reply #344 on: November 25, 2017, 12:18:45 pm »

Redouble the whole route from Narroways Junction to Holesmouth Junction and bring the Henbury Loop back into passenger use without further delays. Some hope.
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