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Bristol 650 - The history of Square Works

by Hannah Graham, Nicola Heaney

As part of Bristol 650, the year-long celebration of Bristol and its rich history, we're delving into the history of our wonderful building.

Our recent expansion into 19 Berkeley Square saw us bring a piece of Clifton's history back to life. According to records, the building was a private residence for many years before becoming the home of the YWCA at the beginning of the 20th century.

The building has seen many fascinating uses over the years – it was the site of the American Red Cross Service Club towards the end of the war before being used as the Ministry of Labour and National Service office. Perhaps fittingly for a building owned by one of Bristol’s independent hospitality groups, it was the Lyndale Hotel for over thirty years.

This beautiful grade II-listed Georgian townhouse has been restored to its former glory. With elegant sweeping staircases and a spectacular cupola, it provides a stunning home for organisations looking for office space or flexible workspace.

To find out more about the incredible history of our buildings, explore these resources from the Bristol Archives and Historic England.

Located in 17 - 19 Berkeley Square, Square Works offers the only high-end serviced offices and co-working space within a private members’ club in Bristol. This is its fourth expansion in three years as the space has grown to meet the needs of its members.