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The University of Bristol Submit £300m Campus Plan

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The University of Bristol has put forward an outline application for its new £300 million city centre campus, which will transform a seven-acre site next to Bristol Temple Meads railway station.

The university will look to build a state-of-the-art education and research facility, in a campus that is 'welcoming and inclusive' and will be shared with local communities and visitors.

An economic statement submitted as part of the application, suggests the development will make a large contribution to the economy and improve the image of Bristol when it opens in 2021.

Commenting on the plans, professor Hugh Brady, vice-chancellor, said: "For the University of Bristol, the new campus provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine the civic university. We are committed to creating a campus which both reflects our status as a world-class University and provides an open and welcoming space for the people and city of Bristol.

"Not only does the project build on Bristol's reputation as one of the world's leading digital cities, but it's injecting life into a derelict site and creating unprecedented opportunities for our students and the community we're so proud to be part of."

Seven new buildings will provide flexible research and teaching facilities and accommodation for up to 1,500 students.

The new campus will cater 3,500 students, mostly postgraduates, and roughly 800 members of staff.

Facilities will also be open to public use, including training and skills centres, while new degree programmes will be designed in collaboration with industry and partner organisations.