Aluminium manufacturing and installation company, AB Glass, has started work at Glassfields, the former Guardian Exchange building in Bristol for Kier Construction
The three-acre site, known as Glassfields, refers to its former use as the original glassworks site of the ‘Bristol Blue’ manufacturing company.
Royal London Asset Management has refurbished the historic Broad Plain terrace, with plans to develop the cleared site on Temple Way to build a 200-room Jury’s Inn. Royal London Asset Management is currently developing two of the four plots on the site – plot 2 and 4.
AB Glass previously worked on plot 2, delivering a 21,000 m sq office building, which was designed to provide flexible working space. AB Glass was again appointed to carry out the work on plot 4, which began in November 2019.
The company is providing the design, manufacture and installation services on plot 4 at Glassfields. The aluminium manufacturing systems being used by AB Glass for the project include the Kawneer AA100 curtain wall, AA540 windows and AA540 and AA190 doors.
David Snell, operations director at Kier, said: “We are delighted to be working with AB Glass on the delivery of plot 4.
“The standard of service is always of the highest quality, which is exactly what we require. It is very exciting to see the level development in the centre of Bristol at present, and we are pleased to be working on the delivery of two key projects for the area.”
Alan Brayley, managing director at AB Glass, added: “We are very happy to have been providing our manufacturing and installation services to plot 2 of this project for some time, and as a result of our team’s high level standard of work, we are proud to have been contracted to also carry out work on plot 4.”
Glassfields is a 36,500 sqm net office space on a brownfield site adjacent to Bristol’s inner ring road and close to the floating harbour.
The brownfield site, which included a former 1970s office building and is within the Enterprise Zone, is being developed to provide a new commercial zone centred on a new urban space.