Bristol to get first BREEAM 2014 Outstanding offices
Willmott Dixon has been awarded the £17.5M contract to construct Bristol’s first commercial office space to be BREEAM 2014 ‘Outstanding’.
Known as the Aurora Office Development, the project will form part of the Finzels Reach development, a £250M mixed-use regeneration scheme in central Bristol close to Temple Meads railway station and Cabot Circus shopping centre.
Aurora will provide 8,800m² of Grade A office space at a prime city centre location.
Cubex Land Director Gavin Bridge said: “I’m delighted that with our solid financial backing we are pressing ahead with this speculative development encouraged by the fact that Bristol has a shortage of Grade A office space which has already resulted in rental growth.
“Aurora will be the first new development to be completed in a number of years and will deliver the very best office space Bristol has to offer in a vibrant, mixed-used location.”
Neal Stephens, Managing Director of Willmott Dixon in Bristol said: “With a local office in Bristol, we’re delighted to have the opportunity to build such an important office for the city’s economy, one that will attract new investment and set the standard for BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ in a city that was 2015’s European Green Capital.”
The seven-storey Aurora building will include a glass atrium, basement car and bicycle parking and a link to the adjacent Grade II listed Generator Building.