Candour and Tristan Fund are granted planning consent for raft of enhancements at 4 Glass Wharf, Temple Quay, Bristol


Following the purchase of 4 Glass Wharf site in Bristol in Q4 2019, Candour and Tristan Capital Partners’ EPISO 5 Fund have been granted planning consent for amendments to the permitted scheme. The re-design will deliver wholesale changes to the appearance of the workspace-led development and prioritises the needs of modern occupiers with regard to flexibility as well as providing a commanding new aesthetic for the development. The changes to the 2018 consent deliver a highly sustainable, amenity-rich and large-volume, workspace for its future occupiers.

The changes include sustainability enhancements that reflect the BRE’s latest BREEAM accreditation standards (2018); including the addition of large and generous soft landscaped public areas, an extensive brown living roof, reliance on the Bristol Heat Network for all heat and hot water, the installation of photovoltaic panels at roof level and further enhancements to the building’s fabric.

Internally, the cycling and changing facilities have been completely re-designed to encourage active and sustainable modes of travel to the building, as well as futureproofing them for later expansion. The building will provide 286 cycle spaces from day one and the very best end of trip facilities. Externally, the changes to the cladding, the improvements to the surrounding public spaces and commitment to high quality public art will ensure a unique and welcoming arrival experience into Bristol.

The core objective at 4 Glass Wharf is to deliver a brand new 210,000 sq ft flexible workspace that enhances the local area and focuses on the health and wellbeing of its users. At its heart is a vibrant new ground floor and mezzanine area that will house various innovative and attractive amenity spaces, including co-working areas, wellness facilities and a café open to the public as well as future occupiers of the building. Co-founder, Toby Pentecost, said, “In a world where our understanding of how workspaces will be optimised following the COVID-19 pandemic is continually evolving, our new flexible design caters for the widest range of future needs and uses.”

4 Glass Wharf forms part of Tristan Capital Partners’ opportunity fund, EPISO 5, bought from a joint venture between Salmon Harvester Properties and NFU Mutual. Candour, in partnership with Tristan Capital Partners, is committed to delivering this responsibly-led office development; a highly accessible exemplary 210,000 sq ft workspace that is set to become a market-leader in terms of its environmental and sustainability credentials.

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Sarah-Beth Money, Senior Consultant, Holistic –