Award for Temple Quarter masterplanner

Fri 12 July 2019, 11:25 am

An architecture firm working on the masterplan for Temple Quarter in Bristol has won a prestigious award for enterprise.

Urban designers Weston Williamson + Partners (WW+P) are working on the plan, which includes the transformation of Bristol Temple Meads station.

The company won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade) in recognition of its international growth. The firm works across the world on infrastructure, urban regeneration and placemaking projects, and is currently designing five stations on the Melbourne Metro extension in Australia.

It is also working on two stations on the Yonge metro line extension in Toronto, Canada, and a new regional transit centre and passenger processing facility at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Senior partner Christian Bocci at WW+P, who is leading the work in Bristol, said: “We are delighted to have received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which recognises our success on complex city-shaping projects around the world.

“We are also pleased to be able to bring this international experience to our work in Bristol, applying our strategic thinking from a range of projects to the Temple Quarter masterplan.

“Bristol is a polycentric city region made up of many centres, which is unusual for a major UK city but the norm for many successful cities internationally, which we have been able to learn from.

“The city is rapidly changing; with Channel 4 coming, along with many new tech companies and the university campus knowledge quarter, the area around Bristol Temple Meads station will increasingly become a significant gateway into Bristol.”