ISG has commenced a £15 million project for Aberdeen Asset Management to carry out the refurbishment and extension of a landmark commercial office building that is one of the tallest structures in Bristol.
The multi-phased scheme at One Redcliff Street, in the heart of the city’s central business district, sees ISG comprehensively modernise and upgrade the entire 14-storey 1960s building, while existing tenants remain in occupation. Net lettable space will be increased by over 10 percent to 95,800 sq ft with the construction of a new floor at roof level to create a suite of high-specification meetings rooms.
ISG has now commenced the strip out of vacant floors, remodelling the main reception area and replacing the building’s lifts. Mechanical and electrical services will be stripped out and upgraded with modern and highly-efficient infrastructure, whilst ISG maintains service continuity to existing tenants in the building. At roof level, the floor will be strengthened and new steelwork installed to enable the construction of the additional floor, which will be stepped back from the existing façade.
The project programme has been carefully developed to enable phased occupation of individual floors, with tenants temporarily relocating to completed levels so that ISG can systematically complete the refurbishment of the entire building. The contractor is working closely with occupants to minimise the project’s impact, maintaining regular communication on key programme phases, adopting out of hours working and robust monitoring.
Graeme White, ISG’s divisional director, commented: “The regional office market is continuing to grow in confidence, with significant inward investment and a focus on attracting major domestic and international organisations. There are significant opportunities in these key conurbations and a growing demand for our fit out expertise, as recent wins for KPMG in Leeds and Manchester demonstrate, so we are delighted to be adding to our portfolio of projects for Aberdeen Asset Management in Bristol.”