Delivering a second BREEAM Outstanding office in Bristol, following Aurora
- 7 storey Grade A office space
- Designed to BREEAM Outstanding 2018
- Connected to city district heating network
- Energy generated from descending lifts
- Feature helical staircase
- 144 secure cycle spaces
Developer Cubex Land has appointed Willmott Dixon to deliver the next phase in the transformation of Bristol’s Finzels Reach.
Covering seven floors and providing 116,133 sq ft of Grade A office space, Halo will set new standards of sustainability, well-being and digital connectivity for offices in Bristol, following the successful approach taken by Cubex with the adjacent Aurora that we also built.
Next step in Finzels Reach Development
Following Willmott Dixon’s successful delivery of Aurora, Bristol’s first BREEAM Outstanding commercial office space and Hawkins and George, the city’s first Build to Rent scheme; Halo further transforms Bristol’s Finzels Reach.
Located in Central Bristol and next to the floating harbour, Finzels Reach was once home to sugar refiners and brewers. Now the mixed-use development will soon be the home and workplace to over 3,300 people. The new Halo building will sit on the former headquarters of Avon Fire and Rescue, just across the road from Aurora.
Natural light cascades through building
When completed, those working at Halo will enjoy space flooded with light from the double-height reception and full height central atrium that features a helical staircase.
Sustainability at its heart
Designed to achieve BREEAM Outstanding 2018, the Grade A office development will include state of the art technology to create the UK’s most sustainable office building. It is designed to minimise energy consumption, carbon emissions and water consumption. It will also be connected the city’s district heating network, which draws heat from a heat bore in the centre of the city. In addition, energy will be generated from descending lifts.
Feature elements of the building include a glass reinforced concrete façade, brickslips, and striking glazing with aluminium profiles. Key sustainability targets include:
- 69% less water consumption*
- 35% better energy consumption**
- 47% less carbon emissions**
* Improvement over figures stated in; BSRIA (2011). Rules of Thumb, Guideline to Building Services. 5th ed. 54% improvement over calculated baseline in BREEAM (2018).
** Compared to notional figure calculated from the methodology followed in; HM government (2013). Approved Document L2A, Conservation of fuel and power in new buildings other than dwellings.
John Boughton, deputy managing director said:
‘We are delighted to be back at Finzels Reach working with our valued customer Cubex Land. Halo will be great addition to Finzels Reach. Cubex Land is again leading the way when it comes to creating sustainable workspaces and we look forward to delivering this flagship building for the city.’