Nord is developing One Portwall Square, an exciting new office building in Bristol, close to Temple Meads railway station within Bristol’s prime commercial district.
Designed by AHMM, the new build, six storey office comprises 33,750 sq ft of commercial space fronted by a newly created landscaped pocket square providing much needed public amenity in this evolving part of the city. All upper floors feature a south facing terrace overlooking the square and the retained silver maple trees.
Formerly a disused squash court and car park, the development combines the best in contemporary architectural design with a focus on occupant wellbeing and sustainability to deliver a new type of office for Bristol. The building incorporates an innovative passive ventilation system utilising in-slab cooling and opening windows and together with its generous volumes and clean floor plates delivers flexible workspaces for a modern generation of tenants.
With an emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability, the scheme will look to achieve a BREEAM Excellent accreditation as well as an EPC rating A. Additionally, the building has achieved WiredScore and Cycling Score Certification Platinum in recognition of its commitment to outstanding connectivity and exceptional cycling amenities.
AHMM have pre-let part of the building to become the new base for their expanding Bristol office.
With planning consent granted in March 2019, works started on site in summer 2019 with the development due for completion in 2021.