Assembly Building

  • Project Details
  • Clients: AXA Real Estate, and Bell Hammer Ltd

Assembly Bristol is a new mixed-use development in the centre of Bristol, reinventing a cleared site that has lain empty since 2008. Three new buildings will provide a variety of flexible commercial floorplates, with an assortment of retail, restaurant and flexible units at ground level. A new pedestrian connection reinstates a historic route through the site, complemented by a new public space that will capitalise on its riverside location. The phased construction programme started on site in 2018 with Building A, the larger of the three buildings. Its expressed steel frame construction allows for uninterrupted floorspace, which will offer 180,000 square feet of flexible office space over 12 storeys, each with private external terraces. This first phase will also include the creation of a new public realm, with connections through the site and a new floating pontoon with links to Trinity Quay. The footprints of Buildings B and C will be temporarily landscaped with potential for meanwhile uses.