Smart new office refurbishment brings Bristol housing teams under one roof in Bradley Stoke

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and commemorative plaque have marked the opening of leading social housing provider Stonewater’s newly modernised and refurbished regional office in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

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The smart new 535 sqm2 open plan premises at Woodlands Court in Ash Ridge Road bring Stonewater’s housing teams in Bradley Stoke and at leased offices in Vincent Court, Staple Hill, together under one roof. Initially, 50 people will be based at the site which could potentially accommodate up to 64 office personnel.

Woodlands Court will support the organisation’s housing operations across the West of England, providing an office base for Stonewater’s development, home ownership, asset management, neighbourhood services and customer contact teams.

The building’s previous outdated office layout has been replaced with a modern, light and vibrant open plan workplace. The scheme has been designed in consultation with Stonewater employees to support paperless working and the day-to-day needs of the Bristol team which manages 8,200 homes across the region. The new facilities include state-of-the-art work-stations, AV-equipped meeting rooms, hot-desks, break-out spaces and a fully-equipped kitchen area.

“This refurbishment has transformed our old Bristol office into an inspired, bright and dynamic workplace, providing our team with a pleasant, comfortable and spacious working environment that’s designed for 21st century office working,” says Stonewater Chairman George Blunden “We’re very pleased with the outcome of all the hard work that has gone into this project and hope that our current hard-working Bristol team, and those who will join us in the future, will enjoy working here and helping us to tackle the region’s affordable housing shortage and achieve our vision for everyone to have the opportunity to have a place they can call home.”

Stonewater worked with regional refurbishment specialists Kiwi Design furniture suppliers ACE Office Environments on the project.