Windmill Green, Manchester

Windmill Green, Manchester

Project Title
Windmill Green, Manchester

Sector
Commercial Offices

Value
£13 Million

Client
FORE Partnership

Key Elements

  • 80,000 sq ft Grade A Office space
  • BREEAM “Outstanding” rating
  • Wiredscore “Platinum” rating
  • Cycle Score “Platinum” rating
  • Full refurbishment and extension of existing building including new façade
  • Provided monitoring of contractor design and installation from RIBA Stage 3 through to completion
  • Provided BREEAM, Fire Engineering and Acoustics through partnering consultants

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.

From its prominent position opposite Manchester Central, you can see how the building got its name. The stunning green terracotta façade stands out boldly from the surrounding architecture, and that’s just the start of what makes Windmill Green different.

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.

All these measures led to Windmill Green being the first multi-let office in Manchester to achieve a BREEAM “Outstanding” rating. It has also achieved a Wiredscore rating of “Platinum” through the provision of a resilient data infrastructure and central communications room. A Node integrated multi-supplier broadband system gives tenants the choice of multiple telecoms providers, without having to open the risers to install additional cabling.

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.

Awards

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

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