The UWE Stadium

Illustration of the UWE Stadium

UWE and Bristol Rovers Football Club (BRFC) are working on a groundbreaking agreement to build a new football stadium on the land adjacent to Frenchay Campus, as part of the UWE New Campus Masterplan.

Site location

The proposed UWE stadium will be located on 9.3 hectares of the land purchased from neighbouring Hewlett Packard back in October 2008.


A joint Planning Application by BRFC and UWE was submitted to South Gloucestershire Council for consideration in February 2012. BRFC and UWE have responded to a number of requests for additional information from the Council and have sought to address concerns as they have arisen.

On 19 July 2012, South Gloucestershire Council approved planning permission to build the new UWE Stadium.

Key benefits

First class facilities

The agreement represents a significant investment by BRFC of approximately £40m in first class facilities that will bring added value to the city and the region.

The proposed 21,700 seat stadium is due to include:

  • retail unit shop 
  • sports bar and club 
  • banqueting suite 
  • venue space for hire

The stadium design will also include a club gym for student and community use, an all weather jogging track, rooms for student club activities and teaching space.

Jobs and career development

The Stadium will create 270 jobs through other auxiliary uses such as the proposed convenience store, bar and gym.

Students will be offered the chance to take up casual employment vacancies for match days, as well as part-time jobs in catering and bar work.

Internships will also be offered annually for students into the operation of the Club. In addition, students on relevant degrees will be able to monitor the construction of the stadium as a project as part of their studies, and work with the club on marketing, promotion, and event management.

UWE Varsity matches

UWE's rugby and football varsity matches will be able to use the stadium and there will be the opportunity for students to assist professional coaches.

Discounted tickets

Students, staff and the local community will be able to purchase discounted match day tickets.

Public access and parking

BRFC will work with UWE to support public transport access to and from the site. A 1,000 space car park forms part of the stadium proposal, 900 spaces of which will be available for use by UWE staff and students during the day. This will replace part of the temporary car park currently in use on the Land East of Coldharbour Lane.

Further information

Visit the official UWE Stadium website for more information about the project, including FAQs and details of the consultation and how to have your say.

Community projects

UWE Stadium Project Consultants

Pegasus Planning Group
First Floor, South Wing
Equinox North, Great Park Road
Almondsbury, Bristol
BS32 4QL

Tel: (0)1454 625945


Page last updated 28 October 2013

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