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Plans have been submitted for a 200 bedroom hotel in central Bristol. The project forms part of AWW’s continuing work with Royal London Asset Management on the Glassfields project in the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, the first phase of which comprises 100,000 sqft of commercial office space.

This brownfield site had previously lain empty for over 15 years but historically has been the site of various commercial, residential and industrial activities including bottle making, distilling and a jewellery quarter.

The nine storey hotel includes a reception with laptop work zone, bar, restaurant and coffee bar for Jurys Inn. There will also be a new artist-led garden which will include planting and landscaping to create an attractive, high quality courtyard.

The design has been carefully considered to respect the historic context of the surroundings, which includes a Georgian terrace along Broad Plain.

The scheme is designed to be highly sustainable and maximise the use of renewable energy sources, with PV panels on the roof to generate electricity and air source heat pumps to assist in hot water provision. The design will meet BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation.

“The scheme forms part of a major regeneration zone and along with the office developments coming forward will bring a prominent derelict site back to into use, providing employment opportunities, street level activity and support the emerging business and leisure uses in Old Market and the Temple Quarter EZ.”

Mark Alker Stone, Director, AWW