Cranes dominate the skyline, as Bristol goes through a major transformation, but its final look remains undecided, as planning permissions continue to be granted for different new projects.
Bristol City Council announced that 2,864 new homes are on track to be finished in the 2019/20 financial year. Here are four key redevelopment projects presently under construction in Bristol:
The Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone Project
A massive development around Temple Meads station, this construction has been in the works for many years. In its March 2011 budget, the Government announced it to be one of the first wave of eleven Enterprise Zones, designed to increase local growth and create over 30,000 new jobs by 2015. Sized at 70 hectares, the development zone is expected to feature a mixed-use quarter with 11,000 homes and a renovated transport interchange near the station.
The Temple Island Project
Experiencing its own troubles in its arena saga, updates show that there will not be an arena constructed on the location. Marvin Rees, Bristol Mayor, decided to choose a mixed-use development on the site, which may include a conference centre, office space, housing, a hotel, and some shops, instead of an arena.
The Wapping Wharf Project
There is construction presently underway to create over 250 new homes at the location. At this time, ground preparation works at the site behind the M Shed and next to Cargo are currently completed, with expectations that the new homes will be finished sometime next year.