3 Glass Wharf

Riverside 8-storey new-build office development, in Bristol’s vibrant Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone

3 Glass Wharf by Darling Associates
3 Glass Wharf by Darling Associates

3 Glass Wharf is an 8 storey new-build office development located in Bristol’s vibrant Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.

In the heart of the city, Bristol Temple Quarter has been developed to drive local growth and is the home to rapidly growing businesses, specifically in the digital, tech and legal sectors, with a number of prestigious companies relocating to the area.

The elegant building features shimmering glass facades which reference the site’s historic use as a glass-works. The floor to ceiling glazing and frame-less glass balustrades maximise the panoramic views, with balconies providing solar shading.

A harmony is generated with the surrounding buildings and is appropriate to the riverside context. A landscaped public space addressing the river frontage, to provide a spill out space from the main pedestrian route along the river.  Utilising a brownfield site, this exemplar design provides a dynamic retail and commercial development that targets high sustainability standards and a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

3 Glass Wharf is one of two sites on which Darling Associates is designing for the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.




Client   Salmon Harvester Properties Ltd
Architect   Darling Associates
Date    2011 –
Sector   Workplace
Size   109,255 sq ft/10,150 sq m

DA Team
Chris Darling
Liz Moran
Bartosz Salamon
Rachael Jones
Celina Silva
Susana Chambel


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