Avon House, Bristol

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Avon House
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Seen from St James Barton
Avon House, Bristol is located in Bristol
Avon House, Bristol
Shown within Bristol
General information
Status Complete
Address St. James Barton
Town or city Bristol
Country UK
Coordinates 51°27′32″N 2°35′31″W / 51.459°N 2.592°W / 51.459; -2.592Coordinates: 51°27′32″N 2°35′31″W / 51.459°N 2.592°W / 51.459; -2.592
Construction started 1969[1]
Completed 1972[1]
Renovated 2004[1]
Height 60 m (200 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 18[1]

The former Avon House is an 18-storey building, one of the tallest structures in central Bristol, England. It was built speculatively and used initially by the former Avon County Council from 1973.[1] When that body was abolished in 1996 the building was used by Bristol City Council staff for a number of years before the building became redundant.[2] It has since been converted into an hotel.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Avon House". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Shorney, Jonathan (3 July 1997). "Homely new life for old council's eyesore offices". Western Daily Press. Bristol United Press. p. 10. Retrieved 17 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Staff (13 October 1999). "Tower block's new role". Bristol Evening Post, archived at LexisNexis. Bristol United Press. p. 5. Retrieved 17 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Premier Inn Bristol City Centre". premierinn.com. Retrieved 17 November 2011.