BCO Regional Commercial Workplace Award 2013 for Bridgewater House, Finzel’s Reach
AWW was appointed to deliver Finzels Reach, a new mixed-use development in the heart of Bristol City Centre. The development has over 300,000sqft of ‘Grade A’ office space, 399 high spec apartmenrs and 87,000sqft of cafés, retailand leisure. The development comprises of both new build and conversion of Grade II listed retained structures.
Phase 1 included 195 apartments and 100,000sqft of office space, which Phase 2 including a majority of the retail space and the conversion and regeneration of retained buildings including public spaces and landscaping. The office element of the development, Bridgewater House, was awarded the much coveted BCO Regional Commercial Workplace Award, and has been awarded a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. The building, organised around a central landscaped private courtyard, ensured ultimate flexibility for tenants fit-out and has attracted blue chip corporate occupiers, including EDF and BDO.
Despite the market conditions the developers persisted in their vision to deliver a high quality building that they and the City of Bristol can be proud of. The scheme is well planned welcoming and provides many public realm benefits.
“Our work on Bridgwater House has been recognised with a BCO award, a highly recognised industry accolade for defining excellence in office space design. As part of Finzel’s Reach, the transformation of the former Bristol Courage Brewery site opposite Castle Park, Bridgwater House is the first office commercial building on the site. The development creates a new dynamic city quarter with offices, apartments, leisure uses and retail space. It is a new high quality destination within the centre of this historic and vibrant city.”
The design maximises the historic setting and was deemed a commendable winner of the BCO's Commercial Workplace Award in the South West, Thames Valley and South Wales. British Council for Offices