Bowmer + Kirkland is the prime contractor for the project designed by Make Architects. Credit: via planning documents
08/23/2021, 6:03 pm
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The A3 New Bailey property covers an area of 43,000 m² and will be operated entirely with renewable energy after completion.
The developer English Cities Fund laid the foundation stone in a ceremony filmed by the children’s television series Blue Peter. ECF – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England – hired Bowmer + Kirkland to build the project.
“Plot A3 is a tremendously exciting concept of ‘premieres’ and one that Bowmer + Kirkland is proud to be a part of,” said Paul Sykes, Regional Director at Bowmer + Kirkland. “Together with partners, we will not only set a benchmark for sustainable, high-quality office space for the Northwest and beyond, but also directly benefit people and companies on site through our commitment to creating employment opportunities, apprenticeships, social engagement and social engagement Mobility.”
The 115,000 m² office building is part of Salford Central’s £ 1 billion master plan and is located on the corner of Trinity Way and Irwell Street. It will be one of the first buildings to meet the UK Green Building Council’s goals for net zero operation. Plot A3 was designed specifically for this purpose, with Make Architects using UKGBC’s Design for Performance standard as a guide.
The 11-storey building has improved insulation that meets the strict standards of the Passive House Institute. An air heat pump ensures low-carbon heating and cooling. For hot water, carbon dioxide heat pumps ensure an energy-efficient process.
There will be an early carbon assessment as construction progresses to ensure that the program not only eliminates waste but also uses sustainable materials where possible. That means the use of recycled steel for reinforcement and cement replacement for part of the substructure and superstructure.
Then of course the living facade. This vertical garden, which winds around the exterior of the building, will include a variety of plants, including the evergreen Sarcococca Confusa (also known as the Sweet Box) shrub and the pollination-friendly Hyssopus Officinalis (hyssop for short).
This wall is said to bloom year-round while removing air pollutants and lowering urban temperatures.
Phil Marsden, Project Leader, English Cities Fund, said, “We have an industry obligation to bring a lasting, positive legacy to the next generation, promoting investment, opportunity and prosperity right in the heart of Salford and beyond, while around to meet the demand for high-quality office space that promotes agile work, active travel and the well-being of colleagues. We look forward to working with partners to bring our shared vision to life. “
Cushman & Wakefield and JLL are joint brokers on the A3 New Bailey property and the other office buildings that make up the New Bailey Project.
Lot 3A New Bailey received Salford City Council approval in February. Avison Young took on the planning of the project.
The English Cities Fund has been busy in Salford. The joint venture is already working on the £ 2.5 billion master plan for the 240 acre Salford Crescent redevelopment program.