Planning secured for major Bristol HQ, 4 Glass Wharf

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Hydrock has worked with Salmon Harvester Properties (Salmon) to secure planning consent for a 210,000 net sq ft office headquarters at 4 Glass Wharf, Temple Quay, Bristol.

The site of 4 Glass Wharf is the third and final phase of Salmon’s development programme in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, which is adjacent to Temple Meads station and the Floating Harbour.

Hydrock’s Transportation and Building Performance Engineering teams worked closely with Salmon to prepare the successful planning application. The building design is targeting a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating and ‘Excellent’ as a minimum. Our engineers developed an Energy and Sustainability Strategy, a Waste Management Plan and carried out a BREEAM Pre-assessment.

The 8-storey office building offers superb daylighting, green walls, brown roofs, a district heating connection, basement car park capable of charging 45 electric vehicles simultaneously and ample cycle storage. Our transportation specialists carried out a transport assessment and developed a travel plan in support of the development.

Salmon Development Director, Rorie Henderson, said “The development of 4GW will bring our development programme on offices in Bristol to over 400,000 sq ft in the last five years. This latest phase will be Bristol’s biggest new office development in the last decade.”

The designs have been informed by the adjacent land uses, with particular attention paid to the relationship with the Grade I listed Bristol Temple Meads Station and the protected views of the Brunel building from the station forecourt.

Hydrock will now support Salmon as they work with potential tenants who look to realise the prestige quality of this development.

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