Property consultancy completes Bristol city centre project

17 August 2018 3 min. read

Property and construction consultancy, Ridge Partners, has finalised a two year refurbishment project in Bristol’s business district. The work regarding the nine-storey block at 3 Temple Quay was commissioned by the building’s owner, M&G Real Estate, in order to completely update and modernise the facility.

In its 30 years in Bristol, Ridge has seen the city change substantially since its arrival, and has often even had a hand in the evolution of the location. Having launched its office in the city in 1988, Ridge’s team has been involved in a number of well-known projects in the city, including the redevelopment of Hartwell House on Victoria Street, the Airbus Aerospace Park in Filton, the design and build of the Knowle West Media Centre, as well as on a number of projects for the John Cabot Academy. As the team celebrates its 30th anniversary in the city, it can also toast the completion of its latest project in the locale.

The multi-discipline property and construction consultancy, has completed refurbishment works at 3 Temple Quay, a nine-storey office block in Bristol’s business district. The project commissioned by the building’s owner, M&G Real Estate, began in March 2016. Two years later, the design phase which planned for the reception area, atrium and sanitary facilities to be updated and modernised has been completed, following a successful collaboration between a number of Ridge teams, including design, building surveying, mechanical and engineering (M&E) and cost management.

Matt Jones, a building surveyor at Ridge & Partners, at the newly refurbished 3 Temple Quay

The refurbishment saw the teams work together to overhaul the basement shower facilities and toilets across eight floors, new interior walls on each level in the atrium. It also featured updates of windows and lobby areas on each floor, as well as new furnishings and signage to the reception space and entrance. 

Commenting on the project, Greg Aston Building Surveying Partner at Ridge in Bristol, said, “We are delighted with the outcome at 3 Temple Quay, which the teams have worked tirelessly to deliver over the past two years. The project had its challenges as we needed to ensure disruption was kept to a minimum for existing tenants, but we worked closely with the building managers to ensure the works progressed as planned whilst maintaining a live working environment.”

As a growing population, dwindling global resources and a changing climate lead to mounting problems facing the cities of the future, the urban landscape of tomorrow will require new thinking to maximise quality of life for its inhabitants, and minimise its environmental footprint. The current focus of city planners and private companies alike in this regard is on the built environment, resulting in a spike for construction and design consulting work in the UK.

Recent projects have included a diverse range of tasks handed to consulting firms. This includes the master planning of Bristol’s Temple Quarter by Mott MacDonald, and the retooling of Kew Gardens’ Victorian glasshouse to accommodate modern footfall by Arup, among many more.