Boasting a lush living wall, its own fleet of free-to-use scooters and an apiary in the roof garden, it’s no surprise that Windmill Green has been named Manchester’s most sustainable office space.
The living wall extends from the exterior into the reception area, improving air quality throughout the building and literally bringing the outdoors in. Three ground floor retail units and six storeys of office accommodation are topped off by a roof garden and a covered pavilion, offering panoramic views of the Manchester skyline.
The project involved partial demolition of the existing office building whilst retaining the structure. The new façade offers enhanced thermal performance, whilst the roof-mounted double-faced Solar PV panels are ideally suited to Manchester’s mixed climate. The building is further served by an underfloor air conditioning system which has been configured to accommodate a number of different tenants on each floor plate.
CWC provided monitoring of the contractor design and installation from RIBA Stage 3 through to completion, as well as BREEAM, fire engineering and acoustics services through partnering consultants.
This holistic approach to sustainability and usability earmarks Windmill Green as the office of the future – available now.
CWC are currently working on CAT B fit-outs for a number of incoming tenants.
Winner: 2020 RICS North West Commercial
Nominated: BCO 2020 Refurbished / Recycled workplace North of England
Nominated: 2020 Insider Media Commercial Development of the Year Northwest
Nominated: 2020 Property Awards Wellbeing
Nominated: 2020 Property Awards – North West 2020 – Commercial Development of the Year
- BREEAM “Outstanding” rating
- Wiredscore “Platinum” rating
- Cycle Score “Platinum” rating