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Willmott Dixon wins Bristol office job

8 Jul 16 Willmott Dixon has secured a £17.5m contract to build a speculative office development in Bristol.

Willmott Dixon has been selected for the Aurora building, which is part of Bristol developer Cubex Land’s Finzels Reach scheme.

Finzels Reach is a £250m mixed-use development close to Temple Meads railway station and Cabot Circus shopping centre. The Aurora development will provide 8,800 m2 (95,000 square feet) of office space on the Floating Harbour. It is set to be Bristol’s first commercial office space to be BREEAM Outstanding.

Willmott Dixon is working with a Bristol design team, including architect The Bush Consultancy, Dickson Powell Partnership as quantity surveyor and project manager plus structural and building performance engineer Hydrock Consultants.

The seven-storey Aurora building includes a glass atrium, basement car and and a link to the Grade II listed Generator Building next door. The building is scheduled to be completed to shell, core and CAT A stage by the end of 2017.

Cubex director Gavin Bridge said: “I’m delighted that with our solid financial backing we are pressing ahead with this speculative development encouraged by the fact that Bristol has a shortage of Grade A office space which has already resulted in rental growth. Aurora will be the first new development to be completed in a number of years and will deliver the very best office space Bristol has to offer in a vibrant, mixed-used location.”

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