Words by Piers TincknellMarch 26, 2013
What is Temple Quarter?
After running a business in Bristol for almost 3 years it would be almost impossible not to of looked into the history of Bristol itself for inspiration. Bristol has a lot of history, too much to go into one blog post about but there is one area that has always fascinated me and that is the Train Station. Bristol Temple Meads station was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1840 and 2010 7.8 million people passed through it’s doors, the old passenger shed is a beautiful example of architecture and unfortunately it’s all too easy to miss when you rush out of the station in the rain.
The people of Bristol Temple Quarter have put together a comprehensive Heritage Assessment for Temple Quarter. The purpose of this document is to highlight this historic legacy of the area and help to inform development proposals and illustrate the opportunities that this presents. It will inform the Spatial Framework that is currently being drawn up by the City Design team.
It is very interesting to read for anyone who is interested in the area or in the history of Bristol Temple Quarter.