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Skanska banks on its next letting at 66 Queen Square, Bristol

Handelsbanken UK has agreed a 10-year lease for 3,000sqft (274m2) at 66 Queen Square, Bristol
Press release 28/05/2015 00:00 CET

Skanska has pre-let 3,000sqft (279m²) of office space at 66 Queen Square, Bristol, to Handelsbanken.

The Swedish banking group has taken the part of the ground floor space, which will be available for occupation in September this year, on a 10-year lease at a rent of £28.50 per sqft (£307 per m²).

Alex Jordan, Skanska’s leasing director, said: “This is a great covenant to secure, complementing our main tenant KPMG. There is now just the fourth floor, comprising 3,200sqft (297m²), and the self-contained 72 Queen Square (3,000sqft or 279m²) available to let. 

The development totals 61,000sqft (5,667m²), of which 52,000sqft (4,831m²) will be occupied by KPMG, following its pre let in January 2015.

Situated in the heart of Bristol on the historic Georgian square, the development of 66 Queen Square will complete in September 2015. The grade-A office space combines a new five-storey building integrated with a fully modernised and refurbished grade II listed Georgian terrace building, and offers fantastic views over the square and city

The building incorporates sustainable features for long-term energy efficiency, including photovoltaic panels, a high-performance building fabric, LED lighting and water-saving fittings to meet the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard and achieve an EPC A rating.

Alder King and JLL are letting agents for the scheme. Alder King advised Handelsbanken.