70 Redcliff Street
Standing on a prominent corner in the heart of Bristol, 70 Redcliff Street, an office block of four floors, needed a full building refurbishment. Basic throughout, the main entrance split the ground floor into two separate areas, limiting its use and making the entryway from the street difficult to locate. Generally, the building was struggling to compete in Bristol’s office market.
Co-ordinating the wider team led to a well-developed scheme early in the process and we guided the client through a complex planning application process. Specifically, we ensured the alterations to the entranceway – relocating it to the key corner of the site – were well described and supported by the local authority.
Each floor was fitted out, exposing the existing concrete waffle slab which was uplit as the main feature, alongside exposed dark grey services and suspended lighting. Common areas were completely refurbished with bespoke joinery, new WCs to all floors and contemporary furniture and fittings were added throughout. New cycle storage increased the number of spaces from 4 to 40 in the rear car park. Before completion, the entire building was let to a single occupier, significantly reducing the period the building was unoccupied.
We have worked with S&P over various schemes, the most recent being 70 Redcliff Street. Their team’s outstanding concept design created innovative design solutions to reposition a tired asset and upgrade it with modern facilities that an office tenant would expect. Their designs were supported by thorough technical knowledge, a key understanding of the sector and valuable on-site support. This led to a successful letting of the whole building to a single tenant one month post PC!Alexander Johns, Partner, XLB Property