Contractor starts on Outstanding Bristol office scheme
Targeting a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, the seven-storey Halo development will provide 10,700m2 of Grade A office space, with international legal firm Osborne Clarke already agreeing to take nearly two thirds of Halo in a pre-let deal.
With sustainability at the heart of its design, Halo will be connected to Bristol’s district heating network, which draws heat from a heat bore in the centre of the city. In addition, energy will be generated from descending lifts. It has been claimed that the range of sustainability initiatives embedded in Halo will create one of the UK’s most energy-efficient office buildings.
Halo’s modern design also features a corkscrew-like staircase rising up through a glass atrium, with LED lighting, rooftop mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and even a drone landing pad. With its focus on employee wellbeing, key features will include outdoor space on the rooftop, a bike park and glazed façade to maximise views and daylight.
Peter Walford, Director at Cubex said: “We are delighted to be working with Willmott Dixon to deliver Halo. This is the fifth Grade A office building that we’ve developed in this area of Bristol and with each, we aim to raise the bar in terms of both design and innovation, an approach which has been rewarded by the quality of the tenants and investors we have been able to attract.”