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.”