One Glass Wharf
BCO award winning offices in Bristol
This 19,500sqm speculative office building was tailored to meet the exact requirements for law firm, Burges Salmon for its new headquarters. It forms the centrepiece of a major urban regeneration scheme. Its prominent waterfront location and undulating terracotta, zinc and glass façade make it an individual and exciting new addition to the city’s business quarter.
Six storeys of office accommodation and food & drink offers are arranged around a central atrium, which is crossed by a huge entrance ‘slot’. This houses a spectacular six storey helical stair and forms one of three key axes illustrated by the site’s original masterplan. This light, airy space maintains a visual link for those outside the building whilst a fifth floor terrace affords stunning panoramic views across the city for staff and clients.
Dock water cooling and optimised facade and external envelope design have helped achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. One Glass Wharf won a BCO Regional Award in 2011.