Beard secures £25m Bristol office redevelopment


Specialist UK development manager, Bankfoot APAM, has appointed Beard Construction as the main contractor for the redevelopment of Bristol’s One Friary building, valued at £24.5 million.  

Credit: Bankfoot APAM.

The existing office building, opposite Bristol Temple Meads station, will gain an additional three floors and a new façade. 

When finished, it will provide 80,000 sq ft of office space in the Temple Quay area. 

The scheme, delivered on behalf of Britannia Invest A/S, is aiming for a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, as well as NABERS and WELL certification. 

Works are set to begin in April.  

Matt Cooper, Beard’s Bristol director, said: “This exciting flagship project puts sustainability front and centre – the carbon savings through the reuse of the building’s existing structural frame will be significant.  

“Drawing upon our extensive track record in sustainable redevelopment and our modern construction management skills, we are perfectly placed to deliver this project with Bankfoot APAM.” 

Patrick Vincent, senior development manager at Bankfoot APAM, added: “We aim to reuse as much of these existing buildings as allows, future-proofing the underlying asset while aligning them to a forward-facing investment strategy.  

“This work happens at every stage of the project and is a key factor when it comes to creating long-term successful outcomes.” 

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