A contract worth approximatey £17m has been awarded to Beard Construction to redevelop and expand an office building situated on a Bristol business park, by property investor CEG.
The plans are to extend from 38,000 sq ft to 80,000 sq ft with the addition of a third storey together with a new external envelope.
CEG aims to ensure 1000 Aztec West becomes the first out-of-town development in the southwest to be net zero carbon in operation to meet the UK Green Building Council guidelines.
This development is situated on a business park seven miles north of Bristol city centre and is to be powered by renewable energy, with photovoltaic solar panels on the roof, energy efficient heating, cooling and lighting systems together with a design to reduce the amount of energy the building needs.
Scott Brownings is to be the architect of the newly designed building, Ed Hayden, director said: “To transform the redundant fabric of the existing building we will create a stunning new addition to the office architecture of Bristrol. Passive design techniques and innovative solutions will ensure that Aztec 1000 will deal with the sustainability agenda and provide an exciting new workplace for the next generation”.
Beard Construction is to start work this month and completion is planned for summer 2023. Director for Beard Construction Bristol, Matt Cooper said: “It is known that working with existing structures can bring challenges but it also brings benefits. The repurposing of the existing frame at 1000 Aztec will help to save a large amount of carbon as the original building will not be destroyed and the energy of the initial build will not be wasted”,