Students have been able to move into a new development of student accommodation in Bristol city centre following completion of the New Bridewell project. The accommodation site was completed in collaboration with aluminium manufacturing and installation company, AB Glass.
The project was worth £2.2m to AB Glass, which is the largest project to date for the company. The company provided the manufacturing and installation of the development’s curtain walling, windows, doors and glass canopies. AB Glass started work on the site during January this year and completed the project in August.
The £30m project was constructed by developers Watkins Jones Group, Student Accommodation, renovating the site of the former 1960s 10-storey police headquarters. As well as student accommodation, the new 15-storey landmark tower also features approximately 6500 square foot of commercial floor space at ground floor level.
Alan Brayley, managing director at AB Glass, said:
“The New Bridewell development is a landmark project for AB Glass with it being one of our largest projects to date. The outcome of the development has been outstanding, giving students an enhanced standard of living, as well as being a valuable addition to the city centre.
“Student residence has been an area of significant growth for the company and we are pleased to be working on larger projects of this sort with such prominent developments like New Bridewell.”
The education sector is a key area of business for AB Glass. The company has been involved with many successful education based projects over the years, including: Ysgol Bae Baglan, Neath Port Talbot; Penyrheol School, Swansea; Ynysboeth Community Primary, Mountain Ash; UWIC Hub, Cardiff; Birdwell School, Long Ashton, Bristol; Fusion 1, Bournemouth University; and Brougham Hayes Student Accommodation, Bath.