More than 500 homes and about 1,500 jobs could be created following the redevelopment of the disused Temple Island site in Bristol.

The project is being developed Legal and General, who will be revealing more details of the scheme at our upcoming Bristol Development Plans event. In addition, £32m of public funds will be invested to achieve the plans- which also incorporate office space to bring in rental revenue, business rates and council tax rates for Bristol City Council.

“This is a fantastic chance to bring a redundant piece of land back to life and provide jobs, homes and an economic boost in the heart of the city that all Bristol citizens will benefit from,” said Bristol mayor Marvin Rees.

“With these plans we can continue to develop a vibrant Temple Quarter, close to the city centre, where homes, work and leisure combine to be a place that Bristol can be proud of.

“This is a real example of us making business decisions and using available resources in the most responsible way so we can continue to provide the services that our citizens expect and deserve.”

Along side the homes and offices, the Temple Island development plans also include a conference centre, a 350-bed hotel and new public spaces, restaurants and retail

Temple Island had previously been considered as a site for an arena project which is being developed on the site of the former Filton Airfield.