Three lettings snapped up in quick succession as businesses flock towards Queen Square

Hartnell Taylor Cook and CBRE have announced that the first floor of 25 King Street has gone under offer, marking a flurry of activity at the recently refurbished building. Following the competition of two deals at the end of last year at 25 King Street, this move will see a client of Cater Jonas occupy 3,586 sq. ft. of Grade A office space.

Since November, over 6,000 sq. ft. has been let or gone under offer in the building, with Cushman & Wakefield securing a 1,300 sq. ft. lease with financial advisory firm Interpath, and Avison Young securing a 1,780 sq. ft lease with video production company Telestream.

These deals follow a hectic Q4 for the Bristol office market, which saw a total sum of 249,944 sq. ft. of office space taken up in the city and the most deals completed in any quarter of the year.

Sitting at the heart of Bristol and overlooking the largest Georgian square outside London, 25 King Street benefits from Bristol’s finest civic open space, a newly pedestrianised street, and is only a 10-minute walk from Temple Meads Station. The building itself is newly renovated, with a new reception area, secure basement parking and cycle storage, and new lockers and showers.

As businesses continue to fight for high quality office space in the city, joint agents Hartnell Taylor Cook and CBRE are marketing the final available suite in the building – a 3,518 sq. ft. space on the second floor.

Commenting on the news, Chris Grazier, Office Agency Partner at Hartnell Taylor Cook, said:

“The end of last year saw a flurry of deals completed in the Bristol office market, and we are confident that this level of activity will only increase as this year gathers momentum. As workers return to their offices in droves, Bristol, more than ever, is in need of high-quality Grade A office space, and 25 King Street fills this need.

“These deals are not only a testament to the great work done by the teams at Hartnell Taylor Cook and CBRE, but also the vitality in the current city market. It’s a pleasure to see tenants already enjoying the refurbished space and we look forward to providing an excellent work environment to another business.”

Tim Burke-Murphy, Partner at St Bride’s Managers, said:

“The resilience of the Bristol market over the past two years has been remarkable given the circumstances and this year it’s clear that the market will only go from strength to strength. With the trend towards high quality office space not going anywhere, it is imperative that landlords get their stock up-to-spec and do not miss out on the flight to quality. The attention that 25 King Street has received since its refurbishment clearly demonstrates the demand is there for high-quality space.”