Located in the heart of Guildford and overlooking the River Wey, Bishops Wharf is a commercial building spread over three floors, conveniently situated just across Guildford railway station.
The refurbishment brief for the property was to upgrade the existing structures to Cat A standard, along with creating new amenities such as WC and shower facilities, and end-of-trip facilities for cyclists. In addition, a new link bridge was installed to connect the two buildings as part of the comprehensive refurbishment program. CBRE was the employer for this project.
The project involved a complete Cat A refurbishment, as well as the renovation of the landlord areas and a full external refresh.
The refurbishment of Bishops Wharf consisted of a comprehensive CAT A upgrade across three floors, as well as minor external alterations and redecorations. The office floors were transformed into clean, open plan spaces ready for any future tenant to customize their own work environment. To enhance the communal areas, high specification facilities were added, including new Landlords WCs, showers, and changing areas for end-of-commute convenience. Every detail was meticulously considered to ensure that the expected quality levels were achieved.
Additionally, the external refurbishment included the installation of a new central gantry structure, a link between the two buildings, and roof repairs for additional access. The replacement of the curtain walling added a refreshing touch to the existing structure, particularly at the rear, where it runs parallel with the River Wey.
- Structural building infill to convert fallow space into lettable floor area
- Forming steel bridge to link the 2 previously separate buildings
- Installation of two new lifts
- Installation of new VRF system with all services being exposed
- Installation of new lighting scheme with all services being exposed
- Two new entrances and canopy’s consisting automatic opening doors
- Roof and façade refurbishment works
- Form new shower and WC blocks to all floors
- Forming two new receptions