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Our commercial agency team have recently secured a deal enabling leading multidisciplinary engineering consultancy, Waterman Group, to relocate its Bristol office.
Waterman Group, who had previously been based at Merchants House Wapping Wharf occupying approximately 5,000 sq ft., relocated to Linear Park, taking 3,000 sq ft of recently refurbished office space on Avon Street. 
The new offices at Linear Park will feature formal meeting rooms, breakout areas, and touch-down space. 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.
One of our partners, David Laws, who is based at our Manchester office, negotiated the deal, he 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, reflecting 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 to improve its ESG credentials and occupier experience.”