Planning Minister Nick Boles visited Bristol today [3 December] to inaugurate Salmon Harvester Properties’ 2 Glass Wharf office development in Temple Quay. He welcomed the start of work on the 100,000 sq ft (9,290 sq m) £35 million scheme – which sits within the city’s Enterprise Zone – and applauded the developer for building the first speculative development in Bristol for several years.

Attended by more than 70 members of the property and business community, the event marked the official start on site for the project and in addition to Nick Boles, guests were addressed by Bristol Mayor George Ferguson and Rorie Henderson, Development Director at Salmon Harvester Properties. The event was also attended by Lord Deben (Rt Hon John Gummer), the former Secretary of State for the Environment.

Speaking at the event Planning Minister Nick Boles said, “Enterprise Zones are playing a vital role in securing economic growth around the country and this scheme in Bristol is a prime example of the opportunities they can bring.

“The Zones are already making a big difference by attracting increased investment to the UK – half a billion pounds so far – and creating over 4,600 jobs in just a year and a half.”