Leading fintech firm moves into city centre scheme

A leading global fintech company has become the first occupier of a new office scheme in the centre of Bristol.

The unnamed company has moved into the Cargo Work scheme at Wapping Wharf on Bristol’s Harbourside.

The financial technology company has taken the whole of the 4,435 sq ft top floor at the development complete with its large outdoor south-facing terrace.

The finishing touches have now been completed at the office building, which provides 20,270 sq ft of light-filled contemporary cutting-edge space.

The building reflects its industrial dockside setting, with a glazed steel-framed courtyard canopy and ‘shipping container’ metal cladding. The open plan four-storey offices have balconies and terraces on all floors, with views over the River Avon and south Bristol.

Wapping Wharf is known for its strong community spirit and popularity as a leisure destination.

It is already home to around 1,000 residents and a range of independent hospitality and retail businesses.

Stuart Hatton, managing director of Umberslade, the developers at Wapping Wharf said: “This is a very exciting letting for CARGO Work which underlines the appeal of the neighbourhood we have built at Wapping Wharf and fits perfectly with our creative, entrepreneurial and independent ethos. We’re really looking forward to welcoming the team to our community and all it has to offer.”

Property consultants Carter Jonas and Lambourn Commercial are in advanced discussion with a number of companies looking to take space in CARGO Work.

The Grade A office at CARGO Work is housed within the stone walls of the former J S Fry warehouse, now fully restored and exposed following the removal of the roadside walls that previously ran along Wapping Road.

Set on the corner of Wapping Road and Cumberland Road, near the Louisiana Pub, the site stood empty for many years.

There are suites from 1,777 sq ft up to 15,835 sq ft remaining for businesses.

The building has been designed to be sustainable and low in energy use. Brise soleils prevent heat gain inside and photovoltaic roof panels take advantage of the building’s sunny position to create solar energy. It includes 47 secure bicycle racks and seven parking spaces with EV charging provision.

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