NSPCC took up the challenge and have rented the entire building. After a 3 month refurbishment the Building is now their Bristol Service Centre.
Just to reconfirm Alder King are marketing the building : details are on their website (Guild at Alder King) . Hassle Tom Dugay on 0117 3171094 to make a viewing or talk rates – alternatively contact us.
April 21 2011
Planning Application was submitted this week.
We are applying to reconfigure the building and for retention of most of the ground floor for officespace. There will be an increase in floor area with a new mezzanine in the triple-height central hall.
Office space occupying most of the floor plate,with one of the lightwells opened up to provide natural light and outside amenity space.
In locations where original windows have been lowered unsympathetically to provide access to closed-in lightwells, this provides the opportunityto introduce distinctive ‘events’ without affecting any untouched parts of the original building.With deep reveals and window seats these canbe used as informal meeting places and offer‘enfilade’ glimpses from one side of the officespace to the other.
To read the full design and access statement for the building click here
April 4 2011
Happy City have arrived and are in Area G on the updated plan (April 2011) shown below for the working space. Things are definitely brighter today.
March 7 2011
Bristol City Council have moved out. Most things have been removed but we kept the filing cabinets to build a wall and the fans to develop some aeronautical applications.
Alder King have begun the marketing for the Building and the details are on their website (Guild at Alder King) . Hassle Tom Dugay on 0117 3171094 to make a viewing or talk rates – alternatively contact us.
We have asked for creative, vibrant tenants. Vibrant in that they want to have fun while working in a cool space, Creative in that they want to make us an offer!
We are working with our architects as to how we can best use the Guild Heritage. A part of that brief is to focus on enhancements for the commercial use. To quote FIT:
The intent is to provide a flexible open-plan space suitable for office use.
2.2 A mezzanine is to be added into the central hall space to provide additional rentable floor-area.
2.3 The original light-wells are to be stripped out and un-roofed in order to return them to their original use as external courtyard spaces. It is envisaged that these will act as amenity spaces for the office, providing light, ventilation and as a breakout space.
there is a lot more and its all in draft but you can read a draft here.
Its a large building; 6800 square feet is a lot of room – 60 people worked here in 2010. You could have more but we would not recommend it.
We are not sure that we can find one tenant for the building and anyway feel it may be best to have a number of like minded people, businesses, organisations and …
To this end we are looking at various ways of breaking up the space. It will be influenced as much by what the first tenants want but a first draft of how it might work is below, click to download a pdf:
The Alder King particulars break down the actual areas. There are all the normal facilities for a modern building we have or adding despite the Heritage such as:
- Electric Car Recharging point
- Car Parking off road at rear
- 1 Hour free parking right outside
- Cabot Circus MultiStorey is 150 metres away if you are hosting a conference
- 2 Disabled Loos and wheelchair access
- Superfast Broadband available
- Cat 5 and Cat 6 Network cabling in most areas
- 16 Solar Panels on the roof which feed into our Supply
- 300 metres from the Apple Store, Harvey Nicholls and Carluccios
Note: We are considering mixed uses for the building. So there may be some Residential use, Exhibition and Community use alongside the Commercial Uses.