Bristol office building to be completely reclad during extension
One of Bristol’s most prominent office buildings is set for a major refurbishment in order to improve its energy efficiency. Developers have confirmed that the waterside building at One Victoria Street will be extended, remodelled and completely reclad this June.
Improving existing building’s energy efficiency
It is planned for the refurbishment to dramatically improve the building’s energy efficiency so that it achieves a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating. The new exterior cladding should help developers reach that goal.
Theconstructionindex.com reports that insulated windows, photovoltaic panels and new heating systems will also be included. What’s more, all the mechanical and electrical systems are due to be replaced and a penthouse suite will be built on the roof.
The five-storey building, with stunning views of the Floating Harbour, should be completed by this autumn. It will provide 47,000 square feet of office space by this time.
Re-launch of delayed £35million office space scheme
The £5.65 million renovation is one of many commercial property projects to be confirmed in Bristol this week. Southwestbusiness.co.uk reports that developers have also decided to re-launch a £35 million office space scheme in the Temple Quarter Area, following a four-year delay.
The scheme, which was halted after the recession hit in 2008, will include an eight-storey building alongside the Burges Salmon headquarters. It will also begin this June.
Author: Joe Elvin Date Written: 21 March 2013