EQ, Bristol

EQ integrates the practical demands of modern businesses, with the desire to live and work sustainably.

Located in the heart of Bristol’s City Centre, the 200,000 sq ft EQ scheme is the largest speculative office development underway in the south of England. 

The striking glass building at 111 Victoria Street, sits close to Bristol Temple Meads Station and will raise the bar in terms of quality, occupant wellbeing and sustainability. 

Project details

  • Client: CEG
  • Architect: Aukett Swanke
  • Agents: Jones Lang LaSalle, Cushman and Wakefield

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More than just a workplace

EQ has been designed to be more than just a workplace and maximises productivity and wellbeing through the provision of a variety of different work and social spaces. These include a rooftop bar, restaurant and business lounge with communal terrace, ground floor café kitchen, 50 seat auditorium and a fitness suite.  

In a first for Bristol, a dedicated bicycle entrance and ramp from Temple Street to the basement provides easy access to more than 260 cycle spaces - in excess of the industry standard. Health club quality changing and shower facilities are also provided. 
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Carbon net zero in operations

EQ is the first new build office in Bristol to commit to being Carbon Net Zero in Operation, supporting the City Council’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2030. It is also targeting BREEAM Outstanding. To achieve this goal, the building features several low carbon technologies including photovoltaic units on the roof, rainwater harvesting, efficient heating, cooling and lighting systems and electric vehicle and e-bike charging points. It will also be connected to Bristol City Council’s District Heating Network. 

The scheme also features a living hoarding, which fosters greater biodiversity in the city centre and improves air quality. 

“News of such a major sustainable investment to bring job opportunities and social value to our city is hugely positive and welcome. Working with city partners to achieve Bristol’s potential, our economic renewal should be focused on tackling inequality and building a fair, healthy and sustainable city. This type of sustainable development will help us build back better together."


Marvin Rees

Mayor of Bristol

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Supporting the local economy

Over 500 construction jobs will be created per annum during the two-year build programme, as well as six local apprenticeship opportunities. Once complete, the building will accommodate over 2,000 people and will deliver £466 million GVA per annum from direct and indirect operational jobs.

“It has been a joy to design EQ, to stretch the boundaries of office design with health and well-being and a sustainable ethos that is at the core. The building will increase the energy of the people within it, whilst reducing the energy required to run it.  We are delighted that it will now be realised and look forward to its completion.”


Luke Schuberth

UK Managing Director of Aukett Swanke