The AWW transformation of Narrow Quay House (NQH) has been shortlisted in the Commercial Office Development category of the Insider Property Awards 2015.

NQH was a tired 1970s office block, languishing in Bristol’s city centre and unoccupied since 2010. Working with the client, AWW set out to transform this redundant 58,600sqft of space into premium, light-filled accommodation. Such was the success of this project that 40,000sqft was pre-let off plan; the first such letting in Bristol city centre for five years.

Narrow Quay House exemplifies the resurgence of the commercial office sector. Developments are striving to attain high levels of economy: Narrow Quay House is targeted to achieve a BREEAM Very Good rating and EPC B.


“AWW and the design and construction teams listened to our brief and not only brought our requirements to life, but exceeded our expectations: this collaboration from inception to completion has made the project a huge success” says Ron Urquhart, Standard Life.

AWW’s Jamie Furse, the Lead Architect for the project, confirms that collaboration was key to the success of this project. He says: “AWW can bring real value to buildings that are ideally positioned for refurbishment and apply our sustainable approach to them. We are delighted to be shortlisted for these awards in recognition of this work.”

The awards will be held in Bristol on the 8th October.