Mark Taylor

9 incredible photos capturing St Philips and Barton Hill before huge regeneration

The area behind Temple Meads is changing beyond recognition as the bulldozers and cranes move in

The landscape is changing fast around St Philips Marsh and Barton Hill, the industrial inner suburbs of Bristol behind Temple Meads railway station.

Bounded by the River Avon and the Feeder Canal, the area is almost an island that was once the industrial heart of the city with gas and lead works, factories, warehouses and trading estates.

But that is all about to change as the regeneration of Temple Quarter moves to the next stage. The University of Bristol campus, thousands of new student flats and possibly a new Bristol Rovers football stadium on the site of the fruit market, will see this area transformed in the next few years.

With demolition and groundwork well under way, it’s a fascinating time to walk around the area to see the huge changes as the old buildings disappear and new ones are built.

Here are nine photos of interesting landmarks you’ll find on a walk around St Philips and Barton Hill.

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