Three new towers at Bristol Temple Quay


Two hotels and a new apartment block have been proposed in a bustling area of central Bristol. 

A CGI of the new Temple Quay scheme.
Credit: Bristol City Council
by Rory ButlerJanuary 13, 2023

IKB Developments aims to construct three new properties on a currently empty plot of land next to the Floating Harbour at Temple Quay. 

Plot 3, next to Temple Meads station, was earmarked six years ago for a huge conference centre. That scheme has since moved to Temple Island. 

  • 234-room hotel (8 storeys)  
  • 168-room extended stay aparthotel (7 storeys) 
  • 108 Build-to-Rent apartments (11 storeys; 20% affordable) 

Ground floor commercial space will host new retail and restaurant chains and have a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’. 

A new public space and ecological zone will also be created. 

The site, owned by Homes England, has been vacant for approximately 30 years, according to planning documents.  


  • Abrdn 

Social value 

An Employment and Skills Plan has been agreed with Building Bristol. 

“There is a strong desire from Homes England, Bristol City Council and other key stakeholders including WECA (West of England Combined Authority) and the TQEZ Spatial Framework team for development to come forward,” a planning statement reads. 

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