Merchants House
Wapping Road
Bristol BS1 4RW

t: +44 117 937 8200

Our Experts

Based in Bristol’s Wapping Wharf, our office is ideally located amongst the local heritage and cultural amenities. Our welcoming and diverse team is working on some of the most prestigious and innovative projects in Bristol, across the UK and around the world.

From cutting-edge manufacturing and industrial facilities like the Manufacturing Technology Centre to long-standing government and defence contracts such as Aspire Defence, and from award-winning education developments to major new residential communities, we are supporting schemes across a huge range of sectors. Find out more about a selection of our projects below.

You are always welcome to visit or contact us to find out more about our services and discuss how our team can support your next project.

Steve Jones

Steve Jones
Building Services

With over 30 years’ experience as a Building Services Consultant, Steve’s expansive portfolio spans a broad range of sectors and project scales, including the £1.1bn Aspire Defence project where he played a leading role. Steve heads – up strategic design for our Bristol and South – West projects and is responsible for our overall service delivery.

With a proven track record across all market sectors including commercial, residential and education, Steve also has specialist knowledge of the industrial and defence sectors, and he has established long term relationships with key clients such as MTC.

Prioritising the development of client relationships and taking a hands – on approach to his work, Steve’s expertise in the construction industry, combined with his track record in project delivery, means that he adds significant value to the projects he leads.

Throughout his career, Steve has played a pivotal role in delivering schemes for end users, developers and contactors. He integrates fully with client and contractor teams and promotes excellent communication in support of successful project delivery.

His proven ability to engage successfully with stakeholders and user groups means he understands their needs and assimilates their feedback into designs. Solution focused, Steve proactively identifies and communicates potential risks to reach optimum solutions in a highly efficient way.

Richard Stockwell

Richard Stockwell
Regional Director,
Infrastructure and

David Knight

David Knight
Regional Director,

Net Zero
& Sustainability

We ensure sustainability and net zero principals are embedded in every project at every opportunity.

& Appraisal

The ability to accurately assess the true value of any acquisition or asset is pivotal in the decision making process of any scheme.

Planning &

Exemplary designs need the best site teams to bring them to life, and we take great pride in helping you realise your vision.

Construction & Development

We cover all sectors and span all engineering and environmental disciplines, bringing the right expertise at each stage.

Operation &
Asset Management

Our in–house expertise provides you with a total solution to help you manage and operate your assets.


We recognise the need to optimise the value of your assets whether they are newly constructed properties or existing building stock.

Project Lifecycle Support

Latest News & Projects

Work gets underway on Jersey’s latest International Finance Centre building

The five-storey, 68,000 sq ft scheme sees Waterman once again work in close collaboration with Jersey Development Company (JDC) and MJP Architects. The new building will offer best-in-class office accommodation and incorporate a restaurant on the ground floor. Situated to the west of the award-winning IFC5 building, the project will offer private underground parking for 51 cars and an extension to the popular public landscaped area, Trenton Square, named in homage to the State Capital of New Jersey, Trenton. The shared space provides a communal area from which tenants and visitors can enjoy views across St Aubin’s Bay and St Helier Marina.

This high-quality Grade A office building, alongside IFC 1 and IFC 5, will support the growth of locally based international and multi-jurisdictional businesses, and aims to attract new business to the island. The IFC development extends St Helier’s existing central business district and is establishing a clear identity for the island’s premier industry, whilst strengthening the connection between the historic town centre and the waterfront.

Waterman has been involved with the IFC development for over a decade, and we are proud to have continued our association through IFC6, for which we provided structural, building services and environmental designs, in addition to delivering sustainability, acoustics and transport advice. IFC6 is designed to meet the highest standards of BCO specification with flexible floor plates which can meet the needs of a variety of occupier types, accommodating two tenancies per floor. Our structural design utilises a steel frame to accelerate the construction programme whilst optimising floor plate flexibility, and features long spans to reduce columns to a minimum, creating a clear and open work space. Our engineering team also coordinated the details of the building services and structures to provide a fully integrated services and structures zone which reduced the floor to floor heights, keeping the building below the sensitive planning height limits.

Continuing the environmentally centred ethos of IFC5 and IFC1, the latest building is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, which will make it one of the most sustainable office buildings in the Channel Islands. Utilising air source heat pumps and heat recovery ventilation, our MEP strategy will reduce carbon emissions by 30% beyond regulatory requirements, whilst the office spaces will also use low energy LED lighting with daylight dimming controls to further reduce energy consumption. Our energy specialists worked closely with MJP Architects to develop the façade strategy that maximises useful daylight, enhancing occupier wellness whilst employing high performance glass that cuts out over two thirds of the solar heat gain. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, IFC6 has been designed with enhanced ventilation rates throughout, and features ionisation treatment of terminal units to make it more resilient to pathogen spread whilst improving air quality.

Waterman’s Managing Director for Structures, Richard Whitehead, said: “I’m delighted to see work get underway at IFC6 as we continue our excellent relationship with JDC and MJP Architects. This latest addition to the IFC development will reinforce Jersey’s position in the global financial industry, whilst setting the standard for sustainable commercial buildings in the Channel Islands. I look forward to seeing the work progress towards completion.”

With completion of IFC6 anticipated in November 2023, international financial services organisation, Aztec Financial Services (Jersey) Limited, recently agreed to lease almost 75 per cent of the available office space.

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