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Temple Quay is definitely an section of mixed-use rise in central Bristol, England. The work was initiated by Bristol Development Corporation in 1989, as Quay Point until 1995. For the reason that year it had been paid to British Partnerships, under whom development eventually began in 1998. It’s bounded by Temple Way (the A4044) towards the west and Bristol Temple Meads railway station towards the southeast towards the northeast the event was bounded by Bristol Floating Harbour until 2002, when growth and development of Temple Quay North began around the harbour’s other part. This Year the entire area grew to become a part of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.
Temple Quay includes a lot of office accommodation occupied by United kingdom Gov departments and agencies including Homes England, The Look Inspectorate, Insolvency Service, Care Quality Commission, Ofsted and British Heritage.
A portion of the Portwall, that was part of Bristol’s 13th-century city wall, having a deep ditch on its outside, formerly ran from southwest to northeast over the site from the modern development. This ran in the medieval Temple Gate, in the finish of contemporary Redcliffe Way, towards the medieval river bank, the Floating Harbour, in which the wall ended having a prepared tower known as Tower Harratz. The wall’s course with the site in medieval occasions was marked to the twentieth century by Pipe Lane.
From 1841, the region southeast of Pipe Lane was created through the Great Western Railway like a goods yard for Temple Meads station. The initial goods shed, built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1841-2, was soon extended, along with a pier was excavated alongside it, to permit the change in goods off and on barges within the Floating Harbour. The products shed was reconstructed and expanded in 1874-6, once the pier was completed and replaced with a brand new barge wharf, and again in 1924. It had been eventually closed in August 1982 and destroyed.
Initially known as Quay Point, the Temple Quay development was the biggest project initiated by Bristol Development Corporation. From 1989 to 1995 the organization considered office or retail options, until in 1995 it made the decision on the mixed-use development, also to include residential use, and referred to it as Temple Quay. In December 1995, not getting found a developer for that site, contributing to to become wound lower, the organization transferred its legal rights on the website to British Partnerships. In 1998 work started on remodelling the street access via Temple Gate. The developer eventually found for Temple Quay was Castlemore Securities. When Castlemore entered administration in ’09, development ongoing at the disposal of the administrator, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Bristol and West Building, finished in 2000 to some monolithic butterfly plan, dominated the waterfront. By 2002, the event south from the Floating Harbour was largely complete along with a new phase was began on the other hand from the harbour, known as Temple Quay North. Including The Attention, a 13-floor tower that is eye-formed in plan.
In 2004 Six Portwall Markers, a sculptural group by John Aiken composed of the sequence of six black granite blocks, was positioned along Rivergate, the current street which follows the path of the Portwall. There’s a view with the northernmost one lower towards the remains of the medieval watergate. Further north, the principles of Tower Harratz lie underneath the Bristol and West Building.
An S-formed footbridge, based on a raking mast, was built over the harbour in 2000, named Valentine Bridge. Another footbridge, named Meads Achieve, was built-in 2008, entirely from stainless. It’s covered in 55,000 perforations, which create vivid lighting during the night. The top was handed dimples for slip resistance, however in 2015 it had been coated with polyurea to supply a better non-slip surface.
This Year, the whole Temple Quay development area grew to become a part of Bristol’s enterprise zone, the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.
In August 2015, Entrepreneurial Spark, a United kingdom-wide business incubator network, opened up a hub on top floor from the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Trinity Quay building in Temple Quay North. Managed by NatWest, the hub provides free space, facilities and guidance for startup companies. 80 companies were selected for that first intake in 2015. Intakes occur every six several weeks, most abundant in promising companies permitted to remain for approximately 18 several weeks.
Coordinates: 51°27′04″N 2°34′59″W / 51.451°N 2.583°W / 51.451 -2.583