Bristol Temple Meads

200,000 sq ft of outstanding office space


Aspire will overlook a new public square that is packed with amenities. The newly pedestrianised “Temple Place” will provide creative industries space and enhance connectivity to Temple Meads railway station, only five minutes walk away.


Aspire will have the largest floorplates of any new building in Bristol – in excess of 27,000 sq ft. Maximum flexibility is offered with the floorplates sub-divisible up to three tenancies.


The workspace has been designed to enable an occupational density of one person for every 8 sq m. This highly efficient ratio reflects the best of BCO guidance and distinguishes Aspire from the competition.

Building detail

Setting a new benchmark for regional offices

Key Features

  • Planning permission secured for 200,000 sq ft of Grade A office space
  • Outstanding connectivity, less than five minutes walk from Temple Meads railway station
  • BREEAM rating “Excellent” and EPC rating of “B”
  • Design Team have completed Stage 4 Design and BAM selected as preferred main contractor
  • CEG has removed obstructions, and undertaken additional surveys and design to de-risk the more complex areas of the project

The Approach

Aspire has been designed with meticulous attention to detail. Our aspiration is to set a new benchmark in quality and specification for a regional city.

The flexible floorplates include a 76 metre span of column-free, uninterrupted space with floor to ceiling glazing, offering an abundance of natural light.

The seventh floor terraces provide panoramic views across the city, perfect for informal meetings or breakout space beyond the office.

The Place

A stunning double height reception will overlook Temple Place, a vibrant new public square which is being delivered as part of Bristol City Council’s plans for the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone which has received central Government and HCA support.

Temple Place will be bustling with activity, featuring a new “Incubator Room” and creative industry space with bars, cafes and restaurants.

Aspire will be at the forefront of this dynamic new space with activity spilling out into the square.

Knitted into the fabric of this creative hub, Aspire will truly inspire workers.

Specification & Areas


  • 8 floors of offices above basement
  • Double height reception
  • Four pipe fan coil air conditioning
  • LED lighting, linked and dimmable to daylight levels
  • 2.75m raised floor to suspended ceiling height
  • Minimal columns and floorplates sub-divisible to 3 tenancies for maximum flexibility
  • Solar PVs at roof level
  • Roof terraces on seventh floor
  • BREEAM rating “Excellent” and EPC rating of “B”
  • Designed to achieve a density of 1/8 sq m for workspace and 1/6 sq m for escape provision for optimum space planning efficiency
  • Basement parking for 63 cars and 170 cycles
  • Secure basement showers and lockers


sq ftsq m
Level 00 (Ground)18,7311,740
Level 0122,8852,126
Level 0227,5022,555
Level 0327,5022,555
Level 0427,5022,555
Level 0527,5022,555
Level 0627,5022,555
Level 0721,5442,001
Level 08 (Plant)00

Car Parking Spaces : 63
Cycle Spaces : 170



  • Bristol has the most competitive and productive economy of any major city outside of London
  • Quality of life is ranked 1st in the UK
  • Bristol has more people employed in knowledge based intensive businesses (73,700 employees) than Oxford and Cambridge combined
  • Bristol has 2 universities, The University of Bristol is ranked 8th in the UK, 21st in Europe and 74th internationally
  • 7th fastest growing city by population
  • 2015 European Green Capital
  • Rail electrification will see journey times between London and Bristol reduced by 20 minutes, to approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes and with greater capacity
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Tel: 020 7730 9090

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CEG's brief for Aspire was to deliver a new class of office building for Bristol that achieves the highest standards of design. Aspire will offer an unrivalled quality of space with highly flexible, 70m long, column-free spaces and the largest floorplates in Bristol. The aim is to set a new benchmark for the Bristol market with top end office space in a prominent city centre location.

Edmund McCartney, Architect, Aukett Swanke

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Andrew Hardwick

Peter Martin


CBRE and WILLIAMS GUNTER HARDWICK on its behalf and for the Vendors or Lessors of this property, whose Agents they are, give notice that:


1. These details are set out as a general outline only for guidance to intending Purchasers or Lessees, and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.
2. Details are given without any responsibility and any intending Purchasers, Lessees or Third Parties should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. 
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4. Unless otherwise stated, all prices and rents are quoted exclusive of VAT.
5. Detail prepared September 2016.
6. Subject to agreed timescales.

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