‘Landmark’ office building with shops and restaurants planned for Bristol Harbourside

It would take up a space known as Waterfront Square next to Revolucion de Cuba

Major plans set to transform the view of Bristol’s iconic Harbourside area with a ‘landmark’ development have been unveiled by developers.

A planning application for the £60m scheme - would see offices, shops and restaurants housed within a modern new building next to Revolucion de Cuba - have been submitted to Bristol City Council.

The six-storey building would also be next to Lloyds Amphitheatre on an area called Waterfront Square and would be car-free.

An artist’s impression of the new development overlooking Bristol Harbourside.

Designers say the development will also be in the top one per cent of sustainable buildings in the UK, featuring a 210-space bike hub and a solar panel roof.

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The plans are being brought forward by a joint venture byRailpen, asset manager for one of the UK’s largest pension funds, and Bell Hammer, the developer behind Assembly Bristol, which was chosen by BT as its regional HQ.

The building will house restaurants, offices and shops.

The architects are Bristol’s award-winning AHMM, designers of The Vincent, Assembly and Elderberry Walk in Southmead.

Richard Van Lente, of Railpen, said: “We are hugely excited to be bringing forward these landmark plans that will provide a fantastic new office scheme that completes Millennium Square and enhances the Harbourside for the local community and businesses alike.

“As well as creating hundreds of new jobs, we are determined to make this one of the most sustainable buildings in the South West, targeting BREEAM Outstanding.”

The building would be in the top one percent of sustainable buildings in the UK.

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Joel Hawkins of Bell Hammer, said: “With the success of Assembly and the strength of Bristol’s office market, we are confident occupiers will find Waterfront’s high quality, flexible and environmental office space overlooking Bristol’s historic harbour an attractive proposition.”