Beard Construction has landed the main contractor role on the £24.5m redevelopment of Bristol’s One Friary building.

Specialist UK Development Manager Bankfoot APAM has appointed the contractor to revamp the building to provide 80,000 sq ft of office accommodation in the heart of Temple Quay.

Construction work will start on site in April focusing on maximising sustainability by reusing 99.5% of One Friary’s existing structural frame while adding three new floors on top of the existing structure and introducing a new high-performance GRC façade.

Matt Cooper, Beard’s Bristol Director, said: “This exciting flagship project puts sustainability front and centre – the carbon savings through the reuse of the building’s existing structural frame will be significant.

“Drawing upon our extensive track record in sustainable redevelopment and our modern construction management skills, we are perfectly placed to deliver this project with Bankfoot APAM.”

Patrick Vincent, Senior Development Manager for Bankfoot APAM, added: “We aim to reuse as much of these existing buildings as allows, future-proofing the underlying asset while aligning them to a forward-facing investment strategy.

“This work happens at every stage of the project and is a key factor when it comes to creating long-term successful outcomes. Once redeveloped, One Friary will offer grade-A office space and premium amenities, including a roof terrace and high-quality end-of-journey facilities.”

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