Construction of new Airbus office block set to start next month

Artist's impression of the new main office building at the Airbus site in Filton.

Work on the construction of a massive new office building for aircraft manufacturer Airbus is due to start at its Filton site next month following the appointment of a building contractor.

Miller Construction has been selected to deliver two projects totalling £37 million at the new Airbus Aerospace Park.

The contracts include a £10 million project comprising the refurbishment and alteration of Pegasus House, together with the partial demolition and refurbishment of Old Filton House and construction of a new 25,000sqm office building, totalling £27 million.

Chris Webster, Chief Executive, Miller Construction, said:

“We have been working closely with Airbus and their consultants over the past six months and are looking forward to progressing together to deliver the new office building and fully refurbished Pegasus House.”

“We have a proven track record in the delivery of award winning accommodation and we are confident these projects will both meet and exceed Airbus’ requirements and expectations.”

“These contract wins are in line with our strategy to develop our presence in one of our key developing markets, science and technology, providing us with the opportunity to widen our expertise and grow our reputation as a cross-market leader.”

Pegasus House, an existing five-storey, 1936, Grade 2 listed art-deco office building will undergo a complete refurbishment and alteration, and Old Filton House, a Grade 2 listed mid-eighteenth century, three storey country house, will be partially demolished and refurbished, in order to return the building to its former glory. The works also include substantial structural alterations, new mechanical and electrical (M&E) installation and an upgrade of the current thermal installation. Construction works commenced in May and are due for completion next summer.

Work on the office building is due to commence in August and will see the delivery of a new four-storey, naturally ventilated office building incorporating four atria and a roof level plant room. Once complete in autumn 2013, the building will provide office accommodation for 2,500 staff with changing facilities for up to 600 cyclists, an energy centre, and 900 car parking spaces.

Source: Press release from Miller Construction

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  1. Exciting news, been waiting for years for Pegasus House to receive its much deserved restoration, I have studied the plans on the Council website and must say Airbus cannot be faltered for the plan of preservation of some of the distinctive parts to the building, such as the huge stain glass window. Hopefully there will be some kind of opening ceremony and tour once the restoration has been completed.

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