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« Reply #825 on: April 13, 2022, 05:43:31 pm »

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Plans for new secondary school and hundreds of new homes FINALLY gets permission

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A massive project to build a new secondary school, hundreds of new homes and businesses as part of the Temple Quarter regeneration project has finally been given Government approval. Housing minister Stuart Andrew has endorsed a planning inspector's decision to allow the plans for the Silverthorne Lane area of the city - which is located behind Temple Meads station, close to the Feeder canal.

It means a long-running campaign to get a secondary school built in this area - which parents and local politicians have called for for years - has been successful and work should be able to start soon. The delays to the new secondary school meant scores of young people were leaving primary school in the BS2 and BS5 areas of the city with other schools having to set up temporary classrooms to cope with the demand.

The planning permission is for a phased development to include offices, research and development units for the Temple Quarter university project, up to 367 new homes and a 1,600-pupil secondary school, along with listed building consent to refurbish some of the listed Victorian industrial buildings that line the Feeder.

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« Reply #826 on: April 13, 2022, 09:28:48 pm »

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Plans for new secondary school and hundreds of new homes FINALLY gets permission

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A massive project to build a new secondary school, hundreds of new homes and businesses as part of the Temple Quarter regeneration project has finally been given Government approval. Housing minister Stuart Andrew has endorsed a planning inspector's decision to allow the plans for the Silverthorne Lane area of the city - which is located behind Temple Meads station, close to the Feeder canal.

It means a long-running campaign to get a secondary school built in this area - which parents and local politicians have called for for years - has been successful and work should be able to start soon. The delays to the new secondary school meant scores of young people were leaving primary school in the BS2 and BS5 areas of the city with other schools having to set up temporary classrooms to cope with the demand.

The planning permission is for a phased development to include offices, research and development units for the Temple Quarter university project, up to 367 new homes and a 1,600-pupil secondary school, along with listed building consent to refurbish some of the listed Victorian industrial buildings that line the Feeder.

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Source: Bristol Live

Time will tell whether or not those flooding concerns expressed by the Environment Agency are real or not. It's good news, hopefully for children starting school this September without a secondary school for when they are ready, and a sign of how Bristol is growing.
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« Reply #827 on: April 14, 2022, 06:56:14 pm »

I was at Temple Meads today and something stuck me (no, nothing that fell from the roof repairs).  Getting off the Beach Line service today, the scaffolding at the southern end looked different, in fact it looked like some of it had been removed at it was clear all the way up to the roof.  Wasn't the scaffolding running the entire length of the canopy recently?  I suppose I could be imagining things.  The roof certainly hasn't been refurbished there yet.  Here's a picture of what I mean.

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« Reply #828 on: April 14, 2022, 07:36:57 pm »

I was at Temple Meads today and something stuck me (no, nothing that fell from the roof repairs).  Getting off the Beach Line service today, the scaffolding at the southern end looked different, in fact it looked like some of it had been removed at it was clear all the way up to the roof.  Wasn't the scaffolding running the entire length of the canopy recently?  I suppose I could be imagining things.  The roof certainly hasn't been refurbished there yet.  Here's a picture of what I mean.

A paragraph in the NR» (Network Rail - home page) words about the grit-blasting didn't get into the Bristol press version:
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Due to the scale of the project, the restoration needs to be completed in stages. Over the coming months we will move our safety deck through the building, fully refurbishing the roof section by section. This summer we start work on the two gable ends from separate external scaffolding towers.

So it appears that the deck wasn't the full length of the roof.
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« Reply #829 on: June 10, 2022, 02:24:47 pm »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) reports on levelling up funding being awarded to Temple Meads and surroundings.  Is this new money or just a re announcement?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-61756580
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« Reply #830 on: June 10, 2022, 04:09:51 pm »

I think it falls into the category 'long-awaited confirmation'... next: Portishead?
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« Reply #831 on: June 10, 2022, 11:47:04 pm »

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« Reply #832 on: June 14, 2022, 07:31:05 am »

Marvin will be on Radio Bristol after 8am on tuesday 14 june to discuss the plans

BTM (Bristol Temple Meads (strictly, it should be BRI)) 93 million
Birmingham new street 750 million
Paddington 900 milion

Don't think the money(93 million) will pay for electrification to the out skirts of Bath AND BTM to Bristol Parkway.
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« Reply #833 on: June 14, 2022, 08:33:28 am »


Don't think the money(93 million) will pay for electrification to the out skirts of Bath AND BTM (Bristol Temple Meads (strictly, it should be BRI)) to Bristol Parkway.


No, it won’t. This money is purely for upgrading Temple Meads station buildings and the immediate area around them.
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« Reply #834 on: July 17, 2022, 06:22:42 pm »

There's a bit more in Bristol Live about the proposed redevelopment adjacent to Temple Meads along Avon Street for student accommodation, including a 12 floor block.  The site would be where the Chinese wholesalers are presently located.  Here's the link with the usual impression of "what it might look like".

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/local-news/chinese-food-wholesaler-behind-temple-7339583
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« Reply #835 on: August 31, 2022, 10:53:12 pm »

The site formerly intended to be the location for the Bristol Arenal, next to Temple Meads, has now received the go ahead for it's newly designated purposes.  Details from the Beeb on the link below -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-62737138.amp

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« Reply #836 on: October 01, 2022, 11:32:08 am »

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Three new entrances to Temple Meads Station, a bridge across the river, a bus interchange, car park and bus lanes on a nearby main road are all listed as part of the major regeneration of Bristol’s main train station. Those behind the project, which the Government handed over almost £100 million for earlier this year, say it will trigger the huge Temple Quarter regeneration scheme, which will see 2,476 new homes and more offices built on the land around station.

And for the first time, Bristol City Council has indicated that it is ‘likely’ that those involved in the complex project are ‘likely’ to have to set up a separate company to manage and deliver the project as it runs over the next decade or so. The latest updates and decisions on the Temple Quarter regeneration project go before the city council’s ruling Labour cabinet on Monday, for the first time in around 18 months, and the first time since Homes England finally agreed to pump £95.8 million into the project - which was announced with some fanfare earlier this year.

That money is going to a massive overhaul of Temple Meads station, that will completely change the way people access and use it. Three entrances will be created or enhanced, the most significant will be a new ‘southern gateway’, accessed from the Bath Road where Kwik Fit is now.

The new entrances and the southern gateway have been revealed before - by Bristol Live in September last year. But for the first time the full extent of the transformation of Temple Meads is beginning to emerge.

A new ‘eastern gateway’ will be created, through the wall at the end of the current underpass beneath the lines and platforms, that will give access to the the land where the old Cattle Market and sorting office sites were - these have been demolished now and are awaiting the University of Bristol to begin work on their new campus project.

The Kwik Fit site, which lies between the Bath Road Bridge roundabout and the railway lines to the east of Bath Road, will become a multi-storey car park off the main road and be the only private vehicle access point for the station. From there people will cross to the new southern entrance to the station. The ‘southern gateway’ also includes the Bath Road Bridge roundabout and a section of Bath Road as it crosses the railway lines too.

That will mean private vehicles will be barred from the historic existing Temple Meads incline, which is currently used by buses, private cars and taxis. Buses will also be redirected away to a new bus interchange created at the new ‘northern gateway’ to the site on The Friary.

The project also includes new bus lanes down Redcliffe Way to give priority to buses travelling from the station towards the city centre.


A plan of the Temple Meads 'gateways' project (Image: Bristol City Council)

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« Reply #837 on: October 01, 2022, 05:45:42 pm »

My employer has the yard immediately left of the Kwik Fit: we have been told that our lease on the site will run out in March / April 2023 and of the two potential replacement sites looked at so far one has been retained by its current occupant (who had originally planned to move out) and the other needed too much work done to it so heaven knows where we will end up.

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« Reply #838 on: October 01, 2022, 10:46:58 pm »

My employer has the yard immediately left of the Kwik Fit: we have been told that our lease on the site will run out in March / April 2023 and of the two potential replacement sites looked at so far one has been retained by its current occupant (who had originally planned to move out) and the other needed too much work done to it so heaven knows where we will end up.

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A lot of light industrial businesses around Temple Meads and Bedminster are currently being forced to relocate to allow redevelopment, mostly to flats. Most seem to be heading to Avonmouth, and many are not happy about it...
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« Reply #839 on: October 02, 2022, 01:48:33 pm »

Is this affecting the offices/spaces in Engine Shed, does anyone know?
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