A high quality office development in Bristol by Birmingham-based commercial property developer Stoford has clinched a prestigious award.
The 62,275 sq ft office development, built on behalf of leading healthcare insurance provider Simplyhealth, won the prize for the commercial category at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) South West awards dinner in Bristol.
Stoford completed Simplyhealth House, in Clifton, last year. It houses 402 employees in one of Bristol’s most popular districts. The scheme was developed on a gateway site in a conservation area on Whiteladies Road.
It marked the regeneration of a building that had long been left derelict. The ground floor slab and basement car parking were retained and much of the demolition materials were recycled.
The design minimised energy use and carbon emissions, and also features renewable energy sources such as solar panels.
Stoford director David Brown said the high quality BREEAM Excellent scheme represented a statement building; light, airy and with a clear, open-plan working environment for Simplyhealth’s workforce.
“We are very proud to be crowned winners of the commercial category at the RICS South West awards. It is wonderful that the development has been recognised by RICS as an outstanding building. The development was progressed with great consideration for the surrounding area, but with a clear vision on creating a strikingly attractive workplace with sustainability at its core.”
Stoford, a Birmingham-based commercial property developer, specialise in occupier-led property solutions for business. The company is involved in a diverse range of commercial property developments across the UK.