End of an era as ISG demolishes its Bristol HQ of 43 years

28 February 2017

ISG’s UK Construction West team watch on as their Bristol HQ of over 43 years is demolished to make way for a major new office development.

The team relocated to modern new offices at nearby Parkway North in November 2016, occupying the entire ground floor of Park House and providing extra capacity to support the growing business.

ISG is playing an active role in the redevelopment of its former Bristol HQ, once again working with client Ashfield Land to demolish the office buildings and prepare the site ahead of a major new office development - The Approach.

Director at Ashfield Land, James Digby, said: “Today is about bringing The Approach another step closer and readying the site for redevelopment.

"It’s a major milestone and means we have real momentum as we look to move forward into construction and, ultimately, providing a top-quality occupier with a new home here in Bristol."

Regional managing director for ISG’s UK Construction West business, Rob Martin, said that moving out of Parklands was the end of an era.

"However, our new office at Park House is more suited to the needs of our staff and clients."

As the team gathered to watch the demolition of their old Parklands office, project manager, Steve Lewis - who has worked for ISG for over 43 years - reminisced about being part of the original team responsible for the construction of the building.

"The Parklands office was my first job as a trainee site engineer," he said.

"I was one of the first on site, setting out the groundworks and sorting drainage to transform the site from an old railway yard."

Proposals co-ordinator, Annette Goodfellow, joined the team at the event, and also shared lots of memories of the old office, having worked for ISG in Bristol for 32 years.

Main event image caption: Steve Hazlewood, Commercial Director (left) and Andrew James (right) were joined by Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire Council Amanda Deeks and James Digby, Director at Ashfield Land, to mark the formal start of site clearance and demolition.