Bath Road, Bristol
Formerly Bath Road Studios, this iconic Bristol office building was acquired in 2015 on behalf of clients. It was a well-known Bristol landmark building with a heritage of having ITV as a long-standing occupier and former owner.
The development had suffered from years of underinvestment and the common areas were tired and dated. It had significant vacancy and large areas of both unusable and underutilised spaces across the building.
Works were phased with phase one developing an additional 7,000 sq ft of new office space with the existing vacant offices being comprehensively refurbished. The reception was significantly extended and re-designed to create a vibrant breakout/social area and an inspiring entrance to the building centred around an in-house cafe. Improvements and new facilities were also introduced such as informal art galleries throughout the building, a games room, outdoor seating areas and extensive shower and secure cycle facilities.
A complete rebrand was also undertaken to reflect the buildings new identity and transformation from the former ‘Bath Road Studios’ to ‘HERE’.
HERE has since developed a reputation for quality workspace and generous communal areas as well as offering a vibrant and collaborative business community. Occupation levels have substantially increased, creating a more active and diverse mix of exciting new tenants and businesses. Existing tenants have also benefited from the much-improved working environment and facilities through these proactive improvements by the landlord.
The second phase of works at HERE completed in 2020, providing a further 15,000 sq ft of design led offices in a variety of sizes available to let.