Clear progress at Bristol’s Glass Wharf

Nick Myall
Thursday 11 Jan 2018

Darling Associates have gained planning consent for a major new 210,000 sq ft office development in Bristol

Planning consent secured for 4 Glass Wharf: New office scheme will mark Darling Associates’ second project with Salmon Harvester on site 10 January 2018 Planning consent has been secured from Bristol City Council for 4 Glass Wharf, a major new 210,000 net sq ft headquarters office development in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. The project has been designed by award-winning architecture studio Darling Associates for developer Salmon Harvester Properties Ltd (Salmon). 

The eight storey building will be situated on a brownfield development site neighbouring Salmon Harvester’s currently-under-construction 3 Glass Wharf, which has also been designed by Darling Associates and is pre-let to HMRC. That scheme is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in Q4 2018. 

Chris Darling, Managing Director, Darling Associates, comments, “The architecture of 4 Glass Wharf will directly respond to the design of its neighbour, ensuring a strong architectural integrity and coherence on this important development site. The design will celebrate Bristol’s industrial heritage, and especially glass production, with the concept for 4 Glass Wharf carefully developed in close consultation with Bristol City Council. “It is an exciting time to be involved with the development of Bristol’s burgeoning office market, and Glass Wharf is setting the really standard for contemporary office design in the city.” 

Rorie Henderson, Salmon Development Director, comments. “The development of 4 Glass Wharf will bring our development programme on offices in Bristol to over 400,000 sq ft in the last five years. This latest phase will be Bristol’s biggest new office development in the last decade and at a time when there is virtually no new Grade A office supply in the city centre. We already have strong interest from potential occupiers and have been shortlisted by an occupier and are very excited by the prospect of delivering this building. 4 Glass Wharf will also include basement car parking and cycle storage plus landscaping and associated public realm improvements. The prominent development site is highly visible when entering Bristol by rail, and is located close to both Bristol Temple Meads station and Brunel floating harbour. The site is well served by public transport. Construction of 4 Glass Wharf, which will be the third and final phase of Salmon’s development programme in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, is intended to begin during the first quarter of 2018. GVA Second London Wall is project manager, with Mason Navarro Pledge the structural engineer and Carter Jonas the planning consultant. The development is targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating. 

Nick Myall

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