Glass Wharf, Bristol, starts on site
Work has started on 3 Glass Wharf in Bristol after two years of predevelopment support by MNP. Wates Construction has been employed by Salmon Harvester Developments to construct a new eight storey office building for occupation by HMRC. The structure comprises a load bearing sheet piled basement wall, with a reinforced concrete frame and post tensioned floors to realise a series of slender cantilever structures within a restricted planning height. The building has a striking glazed façade with an impressive cantilever balconies overlooking the Floating Harbour. MNP developed the concept design for the building structure and civil engineering works, and are now pleased to have been novated to Wates to the completion of the project.
This prestigious building, designed by Darling Associates, boasts a prime waterfront location close to Bristol Temple Meads station. The complex site has demanded a significant engineering input to facilitate the works. MNP has enjoyed the challenge of designing a building on the reclaimed former industrial site, which has been previously occupied by a glass works, railway sidings and a dock serving the floating harbour. The area was bombed in WW2 so early works have involved the pre-probing of pile locations to verify that the soft alluvial ground, over a complex geological rock structure is clear of ordnance.
The building will be fully completed and ready for occupation in 2018.