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Bristol relocation to better quality space for engineering consultancy

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9 July 2024

A multidisciplinary engineering consultancy has relocated its Bristol office after a top property firm secured a deal.           

Waterman Group has relocated to Linear Park, taking 3,000 sq ft of recently refurbished office space on Avon Street after Fisher German negotiated the deal on its behalf.

The firm had previously been based at Merchants House Wapping Wharf occupying approximately 5,000 sq ft.

The new offices at Linear Park will feature formal meeting rooms, breakout areas, and touch down space (Ed - whatever that is). The building has recently undergone a substantial programme of investment by owners Epic to provide enhanced journey’s end amenities and to encourage staff and visitors to travel sustainably.

David Laws, Partner at Fisher German who negotiated the deal, said: “This move by Waterman Group will provide the team with an enhanced office environment in a highly sought-after location in Bristol. 

“The relocation further illustrates the increasing narrative of ‘less space, but better quality’ from occupiers across regional office markets.

“Waterman Group was happy to reduce its floor space to secure a higher-quality working environment in a more sustainable building closely aligned to their own corporate ESG agenda. 

“The building proved to be a great option, being just a stone’s throw from Temple Meads station and right in the centre of Bristol’s business community.”

Waterman Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Neil Humphrey, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve secured our new home at Bristol’s Linear Park. This inspiring workplace is a perfect fit for our people-focussed, collaborative culture, and reflects our continued growth and commitment to further strengthening our presence in this region, where we’re delivering a full range of engineering and environmental services.”

JLL acted for landlords Epic during the transaction.

Hannah Waterhouse, Director of Office Agency at JLL, added: “We are pleased that Waterman chose to relocate to Linear Park – a testament to the investment our client Epic has made in the building over recent years in order to improve its ESG credentials and occupier experience.”


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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