City Hall, Bristol is a Grade II* building commissioned by Bristol City Council as its corporate HQ in the 1930’s. It has been comprehensively remodelled internally to create a contemporary and agile working environment for staff and partner organisations with increased public access.
Public access to the building is increased with refurbishment to the council chamber, conference hall and committee rooms. The heritage status of the building has been respected by the designers: sensitively used as a back-drop to create a vibrant working environment with enhanced public facing spaces.
The former Cash Hall has been restored to its full volume and is now the heart of the working environment containing a coffee bar, auditorium and spaces for informal and formal meetings between both council employees and visitors. Originally serving approx 600 employees it now serves approx 2000, a 300% increase in utilisation.
The Council were not only able to remain in their original building, but the upgrade was completed on time and on budget to reflect the requirements of delivering services to the City of Bristol in the 21st Century.