One Glass Wharf

  • Location

    Temple Quay, Bristol

  • Client

    Castlemore Securities

  • Value

    £54m

  • Completion

    2011

  • Size

    19,500sqm

  • BREEAM Rating

    'Excellent'

Bringing award-winning offices to Bristol’s waterfront

Burges Salmon needed a new headquarters tailored towards the exact requirements of their established law firm. Our 19,500sqm speculative office building provides just so, and forms the centrepiece of a major urban regeneration scheme at Temple Quay in Bristol. With its prominent waterfront location and undulating terracotta, zinc and glass façade, One Glass Wharf makes an individual and exciting new addition to the city’s business quarter.

Design features

Six storey’s 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 helical stair and forms one of three key axes illustrated by the site’s original masterplan. Light and airy, this 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, an optimised facade and external envelope design have helped achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. One Glass Wharf won a BCO Regional Award in 2011.