Bristol to get a new 'green' business park by 2015

gcp are playing a key role in delivering the first major component of the Knowle West Regeneration Framework vision for South Bristol. The scheme is being built by Midas Construction with funding from Bristol City Council, Homes & Communities Agency and the European Union (ERDF). The scheme provides a new business park on the site of a former aircraft hangar with completion in early 2015.

Filwood 'Green' Business Park will be an incubation unit for start-up businesses. The scheme is designed to encourage a diverse mix of tenants to offer opportunity for the 'cross-fertilisation' of ideas and will comprises a number of workshops, offices and 'Work Hub' area (B1 uses), providing around 3700m² of net lettable employment space.
gcp will help deliver innovations including:

  • a project score of BREEAM 'Outstanding'
  • a 20% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions through renewables
  • bio-diverse green roofs
  • the promotion of the schemes green credentials through innovative use of sustainable façade materials
  • the protection and enhancement of the existing wetlands for use by building occupants and the community

In true collaborative style, the project requires design and construction team to use BIM Level 2, a government requirement for all publically funded projects from 2016.