Big changes in Bristol construction are coming

Bristol’s construction sector is booming – and that’s driving growing demand for quality aluminium windows and doors.

Already one of Britain’s development hotspots before the pandemic, the city is now the site of a slew of multimillion-pound construction projects.

Planned years ahead, and taking years to complete, these developments will offer local installers a stream of lucrative work even as the UK enters recession.

Here’s just a selection of the major projects set to change the face of the city.

The Galleries

Bristol’s long-standing Galleries shopping centre is set to be demolished as part of an ambitious £500m redevelopment scheme.

Masterminded by local developers Deeley Freed, the mixed-use project will bring offices, student accommodation, and retail space, including a 28-storey tower.

The project will seek to achieve BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification, and will include solar panels and heat pumps for greater sustainability.

The Soapworks

Located near Temple Meads, the Soapworks is another ambitious inner-city redevelopment, this time the result of a collaboration between developer Socius and investment manager Barings.

The project will see the comprehensive refurbishment of a Grade II-listed 1860s soap factory, and the construction of two new buildings, which together will house over 200 apartments, over 150,000 square feet of office space, as well as retail, leisure and hospitality.

Dove Lane and Bristol Zoo Gardens

There are also two major proposals currently awaiting approval by Bristol City Council.

One would see the dramatic transformation of much-loved Bristol Zoo Gardens, which the Bristol Zoological Society sold in 2022 to fund the expansion of its existing Wild Place Project in the north of the city.

Developers aim to build 201 new homes on the site, 20% of which would be affordable, while turning the green spaces into a large public park, freely accessible during the daytime.

Also in the council’s in tray is a 350-home redevelopment at Dove Lane in St Paul’s, which, if approved, would feature shops, businesses and community spaces.

Huge opportunities for Bristol aluminium window installers.

For Bristol’s aluminium window and door installers, that’s very good news.

In modern commercial developments, virtually all windows and doors are made of aluminium.

They’re strong, long-lasting, require extremely little maintenance, and can support large sections of glass, allowing for unobstructed views and – increasingly a priority in twenty-first century architecture – large amounts of natural light.

Taken together, this means there are huge opportunities for experienced, professional installers in and around Bristol.

Doors and windows from Reynaers, AluK and Exlabesa

At the Window Outlet, we’re one of the South-West’s leading suppliers of quality aluminium windows and doors.

We offer products from some of the world’s most respected aluminium systems companies including AluK, Exlabesa Architecture UK, and Reynaers.

Offering a 24-hour turnaround on all quotes, reliable deliveries from our in-house delivery fleet, and extensive aftersales care, we’re the ideal supplier to help take your business to the next level.

If you’re interested in enjoying the many benefits working with the Window Outlet has to offer, don’t hesitate to send us a message or give us a call.