Wednesday 9 March 2022

New £66m net zero office project in Manchester

New £66m net zero office project in Manchester

Bowmer + Kirkland has secured the contract for a £66 million net zero office project in Manchester.

The office block is known as the ‘Island’ and is a joint venture between construction company Henry Boot and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF).

The ‘Island’ is being built with net zero front-of-mind and will make smart-enabled office accommodation close to St Peter’s Square in Manchester city centre.

Henry Boot’s Ed Hutchinson said: “Targeting the highest sustainability standards, the project’s innovative design, combined with its people-focused and ‘smart’ office space, align perfectly with the enhanced standards the modern occupier demands.”

Councillor Brenda Warrington, Chair of the GMPF, added: “Our ambition is to achieve zero-carbon and provide the highest levels of accessibility required by future occupiers.

“Funding from GMPF to projects such as this, meets our twin aims of achieving a good return for our members’ pensions, whilst also delivering a positive economic and social regeneration impact on the city.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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