Leading commercial property consultancy, Hartnell Taylor Cook, has announced that Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) will be moving into a 4,080 sq. ft office at 10 Victoria Street – the largest office building to come to market this year in Bristol.
Acting on behalf of Northwood Investors and alongside CSquared, Hartnell Taylor Cook secured the letting in the unique building, which beautifully balances retained listed façades and modern elevations. Following a refurbishment earlier this year, 10 Victoria Street provides the city with 47,500 sq. ft of Grade A office space and has been designed to encourage sustainable travel with 76 bike racks, a new tenant shower and changing facility, as well as 11 car spaces with EV charging points.
The move follows a stellar year for the Bristol office market, which saw Bristol achieve the top spot for office leasing in the UK, with more than 450,000 sq. ft leased in the market in the first half of this year. With 27 offices around the UK, Lambert Smith Hampton is the latest occupier to cement its presence in the city and benefit from the office’s location in the heart of the business district.
The building was designed by GPAD Architects to meet Platinum accreditation for both Wiredscore and Cycle Score, making it the ideal post-pandemic office. There is currently circa 16,000 sq. ft now under offer, leaving 26,772 sq. ft still available on the upper of the building, and with transactions at the start of this year at their highest since 2014, the next few months are set to be an exciting period of growth for the Bristol office market.
Commenting on the news, Chris Grazier, Partner at Hartnell Taylor Cook, said:
“It’s fantastic to be welcoming a company that really understands property into this incredible building. The completion of 10 Victoria Street earlier in the year was an impressive milestone and its increasing interest from potential tenants is testament not only to the building’s design, but the heightened activity around Grade A space in the Bristol market. Whilst demand is high, it’s great to see that 10 Victoria Street can offer what tenants are looking for.”
Nick Turner, Executive Director of Northwood Investors, said:
“Following its refurbishment this year, 10 Victoria Street now provides the highest quality amenities for its occupiers, whilst maintaining the building’s unique character. With companies continuing to upgrade their offices post-pandemic, we are looking forward to welcoming Lambert Smith Hampton into the building and even more household names in the months ahead.”
Peter Musgrove, Director and Head of Bristol Office at LSH, said:
“The move into 10 Victoria Street shows LSH’s commitment to the Bristol market and gives us a fantastic home to grow and build for the future. We looked at a number of options, but we believe 10 Victoria Street offers best in class space in the heart of Bristol’s business district and we can’t wait to move in.”