A NABERS 5* carbon reduced office building, Manchester.
Jon Matthews Architects were appointed by Ask Real Estate to design and deliver a best in class office building for sustainability, occupier wellbeing and connectivity.
The site sits within the First Street masterplan at the southern gateway to Manchester. The proposals include a ground plus 9 storey building with basement. There are 8 floors of 16.5k sqft floorplates providing 130k sqft of Grade A net office space.
Ask Real Estate
130,000 sqft Grade A Office Space
The intelligent façade contains opening vents to provide natural ventilation and a mixed mode strategy which reduces energy in use and improves occupier wellbeing. The solid areas reduces overheating and thermal losses whilst the glazing is orientated to maximise daylight. The green pre cast concrete façade reduces the embodied energy in construction. An ordered composition of polished vertical piers and textured horizontal panels provide a rich and crafted appearance.
The ground floor is given over to a double height shared workspace and impressive cycle facilities. Every floor contains a winter garden which promotes health and provides a different workplace setting. A terrace at the roof is paired with a pavilion for relaxation, activities and events.
A basement is part occupied by all accessible car parking spaces with electric charging points. The rest is plant space which enables the ground floor to maximise its active street frontage.
Plot 9a, First Street