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Presented by Architecture Centre | What is the role of a university in the 21st century? Join us for a preview of the new landmark for learning: University of Bristol Temple Quarter Campus.


Universities are some of the largest landowners in the country, and the University of Bristol owns many of the city’s most iconic heritage buildings, from the Wills Memorial Building to the Royal Fort and the Victoria Rooms.

As our Universities seek to engage a larger constituency of people, and embrace talent from across society, what does that mean for their future estates? How does the design of our future university buildings change this important relationship between the institution and the city?

The University of Bristol is embarking on a ‘bold reimagining’, an ambitious investment in the city centre. As one of Europe’s largest regeneration programmes, a new campus will be built in the heart of the city centre, a stone’s throw from the busy platforms of Temple Meads. The Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus will signal the gateway to the city and aims to transform a neglected area into a vibrant new quarter of the city.

The design decisions taking place now will affect the future of the city and the academic life incubated at the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.

Whether you are a citizen, an urban designer, a heritage enthusiast, university staff or student – join us for a preview of this new landmark for learning.

Join Barra Mac Ruairí, University of Bristol, Mike Keys, FCB Studios, Lise Benningen, Grant Associates and Claire Smith, Buro Happold, to explore the challenges of the new University of Bristol Temple Quarter Campus.


To celebrate the final event of a sold-out year of talks at The Architecture Centre, please join us in the Arnolfini Bar after the talk for a Christmas drink. This is an excellent opportunity to network and meet the speakers and our team after the event.