Skanska has been appointed as the main contractor for a new six-storey office building, One Portwall Square, in the heart of Bristol’s commercial district
Designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), the scheme combines contemporary architecture with a focus on tenant amenity, wellbeing and sustainability to deliver a new model office for Bristol.
As part of a flexible mixed-mode system, opening windows throughout the building work with a passive in-slab cooling system and super high ceilings to create the best work environment for occupiers – comfort cooled workspaces with quality daylight, fresh air and outdoor space.
One Portwall Square is committed to outstanding sustainability, energy efficiency and connectivity and will be built to BREEAM Excellent and EPC Rating A standards.
It has achieved WiredScore Certification Platinum and CyclingScore Certification Platinum in recognition of its exceptional connectivity and cycling provision.
It is also connecting into Bristol City Council’s district heat network providing a more sustainable way of heating that offers cost efficiencies and a greener energy source.
‘Stylish, healthy and sustainable’
Richard Jones, Nord founder, said: “We look forward to delivering a best in class new commercial scheme unique for Bristol.
“This is a vibrant, creative and innovative city and our office responds to it with workspaces for a modern generation of tenants who are looking for a stylish, healthy, sustainable and connected place to work.”
John Brennan, regional director at Skanska, said: “Since negotiations began, we have worked closely with Nord and are delighted to sign this contract so we can use our knowledge and expertise to deliver this exciting, sustainable project for them.”