Assembly Bristol is a 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 largest of the three buildings. Its pale green 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. The development will include the creation of a new public realm, with connections through the site and a new floating pontoon with links to Trinity Quay. In 2019 the telecommunications company BT agreed to a 20 year pre-let of the building making it one of the key locations for the company.
In 2020 planning was approved for the remaining two buildings on the site, Assembly Plots B and C. The buildings will be clad in a weave of horizontal and vertical profiled panels, each a different colour chosen to complement the building.
Building B is a seven storey office block with the ground floor set back to allow access to the riverside, and on completion will offer 2500sqm of office space.
Building C is the tallest of the three buildings at Assembly, and will be the next to start on site. At 14 storeys this tower will create around 8250sqm of office space.