Developers have shared their alternative plan for Arena Island in Bristol

Credit: Zaha-Hadid Architects

This is what part of Bristol City Centre could look like if plans to build a new arena are dropped.

Developers have released their vision of Temple Island.

Plans include a conference centre, 345-room hotel, and 550 new homes of which 220 will be classed as affordable.

Investors Legal and General want to pay £300m to fund the development.

The site has been at the centre of an ongoing political debate which dates back to 2003.

They say their proposal would be a more 'environmentally friendly' than if plans to build an arena next to Temple Meads train station went ahead.

We firmly believe this mix of development at Temple Island best complements the broader regeneration proposals for the area surrounding a redeveloped Temple Meads Station, and offers a perfect fit with Bristol University’s new Innovation Campus

Nigel Wilson, CEO Legal & General
Clockwise from top left: Brabazon hangar, Filton, illustration of proposed Filton arena, Temple Island, illustration of proposed Bristol arena there. Credit: Google Earth/YTL/Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council will make a decision on the future of the site on 4 September.