The latest news from the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.
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The biggest news of this month is that the pre-planning consultation for the Bristol Arena and the surrounding Arena Island has launched. Please visit the Bristol Temple Quarter website to see the plans and tell us what you think of them. We also have some exciting time lapse footage of Arena Island Bridge being slotted into place, and of developments at Paintworks. Scroll to the bottom of this email to find out about events happening in and around the Enterprise Zone this month. 
Artist's impression of how the arena and plaza could lookBristol Arena consultation launched
The consultation for the Bristol Arena and surrounding Arena Island launched yesterday (16th September), and will be open until midnight on 13th October. There are lots of opportunities to find out about the plans:
  • You can see them and give feedback on our website
  • An exhibition of the plans will be at the Citizen Service Point at 100 Temple Street from 17th September - 13th October, and at the Central Library from 28th September until 13th October
  • Two drop-in sessions will run at the Citizen Service Point at 100 Temple Street on 23rd September and 1st October from 6pm to 7.30pm
  • A drop-in session will run at The Galleries in Broadmead on 26th September
Please reply to this email if you require any further information about these sessions. 

Cranes move in to commence Paintworks Phase 3Cranes at Paintwork
Phase 3 of the developments at Paintworks is now underway, and you can catch a glimpse of the action in this short film showing the cranes moving in. Phase 3 will see the creation of around 6,700 square metres of new employment and commercial floorspace, 11 live/work units and 210 houses and apartments.

Arena Island Bridge in place
Arena Island bridge in placeThe Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) funded bridge from Cattle Market Road to Arena Island has been slotted into place. The occasion was marked by the Mayor of Bristol and David Warburton, regional head of the HCA. Getting the bridge to this stage has taken over 1200 days of work to date, but you can watch it all in 90 seconds in a new time lapse film. 
Pathways to Professions, 23rd September, 4pm - 6.30pm, Engine Shed
Following on from the success of the 2014/15 Pathways to Professions events, the West of England LEP will be opening the 2015/16 academic year by hosting a Pathways to Professions event exploring the opportunities that the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone will bring to young people in the West of England. This event is aimed at careers and education professionals, employability teachers and work experience co-ordinators. For more information, please email Lizzy Lyons. You can register to attend the event online.
Deki: Changing Lives Through Technology, from 14th September""
Deki, an online microfinance charity, have teamed up with Technical Evangelists from Microsoft to build an interactive display, the aim of which is to connect passers-by with Deki’s entrepreneurs around the globe. The resulting interactive installation will be at the Engine Shed from 14th September, and was inspired by the story of Halima Namutosi, a South Sudanese refugee. 

Bocabar 10th anniversary, 19th September
Bocabar, the award-winning venue, restaurant and bar based at the Paintworks, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with music, food, musicians, fancy dress, cream tea and much else besides. A range of events to mark the occasion will take place on the 19th September from midday until late. For more information, please see the Bocabar website
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