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Halo Offices Bristol

Halo Office block in Bristol is the latest construction project to transform Finzels Reach. 

Covering seven floors and providing 116,133 sq ft of grade A office space, Halo will set new standards of sustainability, well-being and digital connectivity for offices in Bristol.

Willis Systems were contracted to supply and install 7 floors of Q40 Tall cubicles and white solid surface troughs, which are long lasting and gave the new office build a slick modern finish.

Now the mixed-use development will soon be home and workplace to over 3,000 people. The Halo building will sit on the former headquarters of Avon Fire and Rescue.

Designed to achieve BREEAM Outstanding 2018, the Grade A office Development will include state of the art technology to create the UK’s most sustainable office building.

It is designed to minimise energy consumption, carbon emissions and water consumption. It will also be connected to the city’s district heating network, which draws heat 

from a heat bore in the center of the city. In addition, energy will be generated from descending lifts. 

Key sustainability targets include:

  • -69% less water consumption
  • -35% better energy consumption
  • -47% less carbon emissions

Washroom Finishes From Floors 1-7

The cubicles which were used in the finishes from floors 1 through to 7 were our Q40 Tall range.

The Q40 Tall range are designed with 25mm clearance top and bottom.

These type of cubicles are perfect for modern office blocks where gender neutral/unisex toilets are becoming more popular, the cubicles optimise space and provide maximum privacy.


We used our slick white Willis Wash trough fitted on cantilever brackets for a modern floating effect with mirrored splashbacks.

The mirrors above were fixed to pass the bulkhead to highlight the drop down light feature. The surrounding mirror boxing was finished in a copper high pressure laminate bonded on to a board of MDF. 

The mirrors used were from the Pilkington Optimirror range, which comes with many of benefits such as:

-High light reflection of up to 92% in 3mm thickness 

-Excellent resistance to natural atmospheric corrosion

-Complies with EN 1063, the new European standard for quality and durability of mirrors

Basement - Changing Room Finishes

The basement consisted in many banks of lockers, which were designed and manufactured to suit the space required.

The locker carcass’ were manufactured with 18mm light grey MFC, and the locker doors from 13mm Solid Grade Laminate (SGL).

The heavy duty solid grade laminate locker doors are perfectly suited in areas such as changing rooms, surfaces and edges are impervious to bacteria and fungi. They’ll remain undamaged when in contact with any sort of common cleaning chemicals. As a changing room will be regularly cleaned with high powered hoses, the Solid Grade Laminate will not degrade where water is constantly present. 

Willis Systems also provided digi locks to suit each locker, as well as manufacturing benches to suit each changing room.

The bench tops were made from 13mm SGL, steel box section was then welded together to create the base.

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