The Welcome Building
The Welcome Building, designed by Darling Associates Architects, will deliver a new type of workplace for Bristol.
Estimated Completion - 1Q 2024
The Welcome Building, designed by Darling Associates Architects, will deliver a new type of workplace for Bristol. This 207,000 square feet landmark set within the commercial area of Temple Quay, will reset the bar for sustainability by targeting optimal energy efficiency and a commitment to creating a healthy environment for all who work there.
The building will have a unique street on the ground floor to host events, with an open kitchen as well as interactive art and help to foster a collaborative business community. The Welcome Building offers the largest available floorplates in the city that range from 22,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet and are open and reconfigurable to suit the changing patterns of working life– be that group collaboration or places for individual focus.
The building will be an all-electric workspace, including PV cells on the roof and targeting Net Zero Carbon in operation. It will set new standards for occupier wellbeing as it will be the firstBristol office development to target Well Platinum Certification, alongside BREEAM Outstanding and Five at Heart Platinum, with consideration given to everything from biodiversity to the enhanced end of trip facilities for cyclists, runners, and in-house gym users.
The building is also connected to the Bristol Heat Network, from which it will extract all of its heat load. This naturally sourced and low carbon heat is procured from the zero-carbon water source heat pump at Castle Park energy centre at a lower capital and operational cost, which will also provide greater security for tenants against fluctuating energy tariffs, and no polluting combustion on site.