Evelyn Partners agrees terms for new prestigious Bristol office at landmark EQ building
The EQ building is Bristol’s first new office development to target delivering Net Zero carbon in operation in accordance with the UKGBC framework.
The new offices at the EQ building, in the heart of Bristol and just a few minutes’ walk from Temple Meads train station, will provide working accommodation for the firm’s 250-strong team based in the city and also allow space to continue with its ambitious regional growth strategy.
The office will provide flexibility for colleagues to work both at desks and in collaborative areas. Clients will benefit from the suite of first-class meeting rooms as well as the building’s amenity spaces, which include an auditorium and terrace.
CEG has designed EQ to meet excellent standards of environmental and energy efficiency* and is targeting NABERS 5*. The building will be all electric with solar panels, rainwater will be collected and reused, and there is an aim of zero waste being sent to landfill.
Currently located at nearby Portwall Place, Evelyn Partners’ Bristol team provides a range of services to support clients with both their personal financial affairs and business interests, including tax advice, assurance and accounting, financial planning and investment management.
Nigel Hardy, managing partner of Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office, said: “Our teams in Bristol have watched the EQ building being constructed close to our current offices over the past couple of years and it’s exciting to now have agreed terms at this phenomenal development.
“As with our current Bristol office nearby, EQ is well located and will provide a fantastic working environment for our staff. We also know our clients will enjoy meeting their advisers in our new meeting rooms and attending events at the building.
“Our new Bristol office will give us the ability to continue our rapid expansion in the region under our local management team and allow us to provide our services to more clients.
“Taking space at this building also supports our commitment as a firm to environmental sustainability and achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our corporate operational footprint.”
Paul Richardson, investment manager at CEG, said: “We are delighted to welcome the team from Evelyn Partners to EQ. This means EQ is now 65 per cent pre-let and Evelyn Partners will join HSBC bank, Paymentsense and Arup at EQ who have all been confirmed as taking space at the development.
“In addition to outstanding sustainability and high tech specifications, EQ is also raising the bar in terms of occupant wellbeing, providing c20,000 sq ft of amenities such as a rooftop hospitality space and business lounge with communal terrace, ground floor café kitchen, 50 seat auditorium, as well as a fitness suite and break out space making it incredibly appealing to businesses wanting to attract and retain the best talent.”