The Bristol Transformation: Creating Great Places

Nicola Beech, Andrew Billingham, Susan Halford, Andrew Kelly, Mike Keys, Sebastian Loyn, Richard Marsh, Fabienne Nicholas, Guy Orpen and Simon Power

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There are many areas under development in and around Bristol. Two significant areas of redevelopment for the city and the region are the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, which will include a new campus from the University of Bristol, and YTL’s plans to develop the former Filton airfield. The University’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, to the east of Temple Meads train station, will help create a new vibrant and inclusive city district in Temple Quarter, contribute to economic growth and job creation and enable better connections between the East of Bristol and the city centre.  The YTL development will create a thriving new neighbourhood and an arena for Bristol and the wider city region.

The multi-billion pound investment in these projects offers the potential to transform parts of Bristol and the West of England over the coming decades. What’s the vision for each project and for the city and West of England? What will be delivered and when? What will the economic, social and cultural impact be? Have these developments learned from past city failures and successes and what will they offer to other cities of the future? Will they work for the whole city and region and for all who live, work and visit here? How will they be sustainable and build new communities? The University of Bristol wishes to create a new kind of civic university: what does this mean and who is it for? How will Filton be connected to the rest of Bristol? How digitally smart will these areas be? And will their architecture and design be outstanding and set the standards for other places to emulate?

Speakers include: Nicola Beech (Bristol City Council), Andrew Billingham (YTL Arena Managing Director), Mike Keys (Feilden Clegg Bradley), Susan Halford (University of Bristol), Sebastian Loyn (Director of Planning and Development, YTL), Richard Marsh (Programme Director, Bristol Temple Quarter), Fabienne Nicholas (Contemporary Art Society), Guy Orpen (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, New Campus Development, University of Bristol) and Simon Power (Mott MacDonald).

There will be a break between 10:40 and 11:00.


Booking opens Monday 2 September 2019.

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