Two Glass Wharf, in the city’s Temple Quay district, is being developed by Salmon Harvester Properties, a joint venture between Salmon Developments and NFU Mutual.
The 100,000 sq ft (9,290m2) office building is in the city’s Temple Quarter enterprise zone and is the first speculative development in Bristol for several years.
PC Harrington subsidiary HTC has installed a tower crane on site and the building frame will now start to go up, said Salmon development director Rorie Henderson.
Wates Construction business unit director Gary Campbell-Dykes said: “As the first speculative office development in Bristol in recent years, Two Glass Wharf is further evidence of the increasing investment in construction projects across the commercial sector.”
Salmon bought the 1200m2 site in November 2010 from PWC and Lloyds Bank as part of the Castlemore Plc administration. The site is next to Bristol Temple Meads Station and the Floating Harbour.
Planning Consent for a 145,000 sq ft gross, seven-storey headquarters office building, together with ancillary retail and restaurant use at ground floor level, was granted in November 2007. Ground works have already been completed to create a basement car park with 43 spaces plus 75 bicycles. A transfer slab creating a new ground floor has also been completed.
Picture below shows (left to right) Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson, Wates' constrcution manager Mike Hedges and project manager Phil Heavey, and Rorie Henderon of Salmon Harvester.