March 1, 2021
IV Real Estate has completed the refurbishment of two prime office buildings in Bristol city centre.
Practical completion of 41 Corn Street and the adjoining Gilbert House has now been reached following the comprehensive refurbishment and repositioning.
Hiwad Shakaib development manager at IV Real Estate commented: ‘’We are incredibly proud of the buildings we have created and transformed. The high-quality specification has brought two derelict buildings back to life that will enhance their prominent position on Corn St and Bristol city centre.’’
The contractor, CW Dukes, managed the construction process in a safe and efficient way during unprecedented times, to deliver two highly finished modern office buildings.
Grade II listed Gilbert House in Corn Street has been sympathetically restored to provide contemporary air-conditioned office floor plates from 2,000 sq ft to 9,500 sq ft. This has included new windows, fully restored wooden floors with accessible perimeter trucking and period style WC’s.
Gilbert House benefits from a communal roof terrace with far reaching views over the city and beyond. In addition, there are secure bike lockers and a fully accessible shower and changing room for tenants to use.
41 Corn Street has been stripped back and repositioned to provide brutalist original features married to modern finishes. The floors offer exceptional light from the new windows that coupled with the excellent floor to ceiling height give a feeling of volume throughout the 3,000 to 19,000 sq ft of accommodation.
All occupiers benefit from the shower, changing and drying facilities along with basement bike storage through a dedicated entrance. The second and fifth floors in addition offer private roof terraces for occupiers to use.
Alex Jordan, IV Real Estate co-founder commented: ‘’We are starting to see that companies are reacting to the pandemic by seeking a ‘flight to quality’ for their office accommodation to ensure that staff are safe and have a vibrant healthy workspace in which to work and collaborate. Both buildings can provide this hybrid office environment in which occupiers can thrive for the future and adapt to the new way of working’’.
Hiwad Shakaib added: ‘Part of the reason for offering the Cat A+ finish on the 3rd floor was to allow occupiers to see how the floor can be flexible for current working practices and regulations as well as for the future. It also allows occupiers seeking new office accommodation to occupy the floor in a much shorter and easier process.’’
Alder King and Savills are letting agents on the buildings.