Galliford Try signs contracts for Assembly Bristol mixed-use scheme

WCN Editorial Team 7 Feb 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Galliford Try has signed contracts with Bell Hammer and AXA IM-Real Assets for the new Assembly Bristol mixed-use development in the UK.

Work has commenced on the £50m Building A, the first of three potential buildings across the development, which will consist of 200,000ft² of office and retail space across three buildings overlooking the Avon, adjacent to Temple Way near the city centre.

The new building will include flexible office spaces designed for local and global businesses in the services, creative, consultancy, financial, media and technology sectors.

Building A will be completed at the same time as a major new waterfront public space, which will be home to a programme of events, public art and outdoor green places and connections by waterfront walkway to the rest of the city.

Previously, Galliford Try has worked with Bell Hammer at the Forbury Place development in Reading.

Galliford Try managing director of West Midlands and South West Simon Burton said: “The Assembly Bristol development is one of the most prestigious projects in the city centre and the wider region.

“Our reputation for creating landmark office spaces continues to grow and we look forward to working once more with Bell Hammer and AXA to construct something truly special for the city.”

Earlier in November 2018, Building East Midlands’ George Green Engineering library project has been recognised by the Concrete Society, when it received a ‘Highly Commended’ prize at the annual awards.

The £15m scheme for the University of Nottingham involved extensive refurbishment of a1960s building, along with the construction of a modern, curved extension at the front of the building.

Technical challenges involved in the construction had previously led to the building being nominated for the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA). It has also been successful as a regional RIBA award winner.

Building East Midlandsmanaging director Jon Marston said: “The library was a fantastic, challenging project for all who worked on it. The level of skill and commitment required in producing a successful result was exceptional and the whole team richly deserve this award.”

Announcing the award, the Concrete Society judges said: “The simplicity of the refurbishment and extension belies the complexity of the design and execution. An excellent example of reinvigoration… very well thought out and executed.”

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Image: CGI of Assembly Bristol building. Photo: Courtesy of Galliford Try.

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