About Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus (TQEC)

The Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus (TQEC) is the University of Bristol's bold new campus in the heart of Bristol Temple Quarter.

Spaces for meaningful change

The main building on Cattle Market Road will be an interdisciplinary learning and research environment, focusing on teaching and research within the Business School, Engineering and the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Opening in 2026, it will enhance our capacity to collaborate and drive meaningful change. Students and staff will work alongside industry partners and civic communities to respond to local, national and global challenges.

The TQEC Research Hub sits just across the canal from the main building and will be occupied by the Bristol Digital Futures Institute (BDFI) and MyWorld. The world-first research facilities will bring together academics and partners to advance research into digital and creative technologies. It is set to fully open in 2024.

The Bristol Dental School opened on Avon Street in September 2023. Since its opening, our student dentists have brought an increase of vital dental services to the city.

The Barton Hill Micro-campus was formed in 2020 by the Temple Quarter Engagement Team and is now a lively and popular community asset.

Engine Shed is the University’s pioneering resident in the area, having been a home for innovation since 2013.

An architect's drawing of the aerial view of the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. The main academic building is highlighted in red in the middle, with the Dental School to the North West of the main site, the TQEC Research Hub over the road to the North, UoB residental to the South and Engine Shed to the West. Temple Meads Eastern Entrance and other residential buildings are also marked.
An aerial view of the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. Image credit: AHMM

For Bristol

Located in the heart of Bristol, TQEC will allow us to develop a new relationship with the city. The new campus is encouraging initiatives that signal our commitment to make a positive contribution to our region, such as inclusive employment and participatory art commissions. Much of the campus will be publicly accessible and aims to serve as a welcoming space for local communities.

Sustainable travel connections in the area will be upgraded, with a new harbour walkway and additional Eastern Entrance at Bristol Temple Meads leading directly to the campus. The buildings will be set within an extensive, regenerated green landscape for all to use.

Bristol Temple Quarter

Our new campus is a catalyst for the wider redevelopment of Bristol Temple Quarter, the UK's largest regeneration site. Part of a thriving ecosystem for learning, innovation and social value, the regeneration of Temple Quarter will create 22,000 new jobs and 10,000 new homes. With a refurbished Bristol Temple Meads station at its heart, the area will become a world-class gateway to Bristol and the West of England.

A large glass-fronted building surrounded by greenery. Views of the future campus

Explore images of what the new campus will look like.

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