- Winner of BCI Awards BIM Project Application of the Year 2014
- Winner of South West Business Insider Property Deal of the Year and Office Development of the Year 2015
The demolition of a 1960s and 70s building along King Street allowed development of the site into a Grade ‘A’ office, which included the refurbishment of the adjoining Grade II Queen Anne House. The site is within the city centre conservation area and adjacent to the Grade I and Grade II* listed Queen Square and King Street buildings.
One of Bristol’s most high profile office developments, 66 Queen Square combines Georgian elegance with modern, efficient office space. Integrated sustainability features are incorporated for long-term energy efficiency, including solar shading and solar energy capture.
South West Business Insider Awards judges were impressed with the project’s ‘sensitive response to the historic context and the blend between old and new’. 66 Queen Square was 90% let prior to completion, something the same judges considered a ‘fantastic story of great design being hugely commercial’.
Skanska acquired the site in October 2012, work started in January 2013 and was completed in 2015. It won BIM Project Application of the Year at the BCI 2014 awards in London. Judges’ commented “A proactive initiative to bring in the doubters demonstrably worked, and created a strong, unified team”.
66 Queen Square is proving that the most important factor to make BIM successful is a desire to embrace it along with the right conditions and cultures.
In 2015, the project won two South West Business Insider awards: Property Deal of the Year and Office Development of the Year.
On Site Energy Generation
Passive Solar Control
“We worked closely with the Local Authority and English Heritage to ensure that the relationship of the new buildings were given careful consideration to ensure the urban grain, scale and mass didn’t dominate the listed buildings.”
Designed to be light, spacious and flexible, the large floor plates of the new building provide a modern canvas. The listed buildings have been modernised internally to provide practical, flexible break out and meeting spaces on each floor. A central atrium brings light into the heart of the building. Skanska - Client