Skanska is constructing One Portwall Square, an office building located in the heart of Bristol’s commercial district.
The office space will provide 33,000 sqft of category A commercial office space, including a large-landscaped square and will be located close to Temple Meads Railway Station. Skanska’s team of experts will install the mechanical, electrical and public health services.
Enhancing the office environment
With an emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability, the building is targeting a BREEAM Excellent accreditation, as well as an EPC rating of A. Additionally, the building has achieved WiredScore and Cycling Score Certification Platinum in recognition of its commitment to outstanding connectivity and exceptional cycling amenities.
Designed by architects AHMM, the building uses a simple but innovative mixed-mode system featuring concrete core cooling and will be the first office building to use this system in Bristol. It pumps cooled water through pipework installed in the concrete floor slabs and is complemented by opening windows throughout the development for natural ventilation. The building will also be connected to Bristol’s district heating network that is currently being installed.