Development consultancy Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Bristol City Council to transform Bristol Temple Meads station and the surrounding Temple Quarter district.
The appointment was made in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority (the prime funder), Network Rail and Homes England following a competitive tendering process.
The project aims to speed up the regeneration of the Temple Quarter district, including proposals for the development of the area around the station.
The masterplan will look at ways to open up access to – and through – Bristol Temple Meads from the east of the city and to bring forward new development including retail, office, housing and leisure facilities around the station and Temple Quarter. This initial phase is expected to take around nine months to complete.
Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, said: "We are currently the only major UK city without a modern railway station. At long last, that is about to change – thanks to the energy and commitment of the partnership we have brought together."
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