Published: 31st Jan 2020

The regeneration of Bristol’s disused Temple Island will lead to over 500 new homes and 1,500 new jobs, according to new plans unveiled by Bristol City Council. As well as regenerating the land which has been derelict for over 40 years, the council says the scheme will also provide Bristol’s economy with a projected £832m boost over the next two decades while delivering a substantial number of affordable homes. Alongside investment from Legal and General, £32m of public money will be invested to achieve the plans which also include office space to bring in annual rental revenue of £1.69m, and over £1m annually in business rates and council tax rates for Bristol City Council. Also proposed for the site is a state-of-the-art conference centre and a 350-bed hotel. Since 2003 there were plans to build an arena on Temple Island. However, it’s now been shelved due to delays and rising … (To read the full article, subscribe below)