Wakemans acted as Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyor and CDM Advisor on behalf of developer Salmon Harvester Properties on the 3 Glass Wharf development located in the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.

The completed £30 million building is occupied by one of the 13 teams that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has set up as part of its regional centres programme.

Commanding a prime city centre location close to Temple Meads railway station, the building comprises 15,000m² of Category A office space across seven storeys plus a basement with secure parking for cars and cycles as well as separate showers and a locker room. The highly sustainable building is expected to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and will provide a modern, airy working environment for HMRC’s staff.

3 Glass Wharf was built by Wates Construction on a brownfield site that was previously home to a glassworks. The building’s design reflects its former use, with glass facades, floor to ceiling glazing and frameless glass balustrades affording panoramic views over the Brunel floating harbour. A feature glass artwork designed by artist Terry Haggerty graces the Harbour Wharf elevation of the building façade overlooking the harbour and railway.