Bristol-headquartered Imperial Tobacco moved into its new headquarter located in Bristol on May, 17.
Imperial Tobacco, the fourth-largest tobacco company around the world, changed its headquarter location moving into a new base last Friday. Construction process has been accomplished on the 110,000 sq ft area at Winterstoke Road and the cigarette company is moved into new residence.
The new main office provides three offices and around 550 members of staff. Practical completion of the work was done in late April.
Planning permission has also been provided for the next stage of the construction which would attach additional 56,000 sq ft which would account its total base area for 166,000 sq ft.
The construction activity has been done by the Bristol office of BAM Construction. Other companies engaged in the building works involve Bristol-based development advisors Eagle Land, project manager CBRE and property adviser Burston Cook.
The principal business office was developed by AWW Architects, WA Fairhurst & Partners and Hoare Lea and Partners.
David Burston of Burston Cook stated: "This significant headquarter construction, the biggest noticed in Bristol lately, by Imperial guarantees local employment in South Bristol and is an essential improve to the historic location of the company's main office in Bristol.
Earlier in the past week it was declared Imperial Tobacco's previous central office has been sold to Bristol City Council to be rebuilt into a school.
The 45,000 sq ft headquarter is decided to be reconstructed into a new primary school to connect with growing demand in the area.
The acquisition cost has not been unveiled. Burston Cook acted for the cigarette manufacturing company in the transaction.
Mayor George Ferguson explained: "This previous factory location in Upton Road is a good place for Ashton Gate Primary School. Areas like this which satisfy our demands are in great request in Bristol and we have to move rapidly if we should meet the forecasted deficiency in places during the following years."
David Burston of Burston Cook reported: "We are pleased to have helped the company in the sale of the building to adapt the council's buying for a necessary school in the Southville catchment. It is pleasant to see the office reserved for reuse for educational needs after more than 110 years of exploitation by Imperial Tobacco."