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EPR Architects designed Colloco for HBD. Credit: Somewhere

HBD’s £140m Colloco given green light

The developer is now seeking a joint venture partner to deliver the distinctive 200,000 sq ft Manchester office block.

Manchester City Council has granted HBD planning permission for the £140m scheme under delegated powers.

Reaching 16 storeys, Colloco boasts a blue facade and would be constructed on the corner of New Quay Street and Gartside Street on the site of LTE Group’s former Manchester College.

Designed by EPR Architects, with Asteer Planning acting as planning consultants, Colloco has been designed with a focus on sustainability.

HBD is aiming for the scheme to be net zero, both in construction and operation, and is targeting EPC A and BREEAM Excellent ratings.

“Colloco will be one of the most sustainable new office buildings in the regional market at a time when high-profile businesses are looking to occupy space which will support their net zero carbon commitments,” said Adam Brady, executive director at HBD.

“The building looks to attract dynamic, forward-thinking organisations, which see collaboration and the health and wellbeing of their employees as fundamental to the success of their business.”

The wider project team for Colloco includes Arcadis, Curtins, Hoare Lea, and Ramboll.

Elsewhere in the city, HBD is also developing Island, a 100,000 sq ft office on John Dalton Street, in partnership with the Greater Manchester Pension Fund.

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A fantastic design which blends Spinningfields, New Bailey and St Johns all into one. Really looking forward to seeing this one go up.

By Anonymous

That is a handsome looking building. Let’s hope it looks as good in the flesh.


tasty looking build. Some great offices going up in Manchester lately

By Anonymous

Great looking design. Beautiful on the eye. This proposal will certainly brighten up that corner. Now it has planning permission, I hope it gets built.

By Phil

Offices with Balconies… hold me up Im fainting! This does look distinctive and interesting although some might say another 40 story’s wouldn’t go amiss. I like it.

By Donald Biden


By Bob

This shows the step-change in development in Manchester. The fact that a useable building is being demolished for a massive skyscraper is big news. I hope that Network Rail are building all of these new commutes into their calculations for future demand/service provision around Salford Central.

By Fantastic Scheme

Looks great, I like it and I want to work there so build it ! Also give me a job…this bit is quite important.

By James

Nice looking development. My only worry is how it’s viable as all the funds are desperate to sell office investments so the values are down 30-40%

By Simon

Another great addition to Manchester’s city centre office blocks.

By jrb

Will be a massive improvement for that corner, whichever way you look at it.
These new neighbourhoods do need tying together with decent schemes like this. And of course they need to design some decent public realm along the nearby Irwell… Manchester’s biggest lost opportunity.

By Anonymous

I like the fenestration. Makes a change from the dreadful cladding we see on some of the tall buildings

By Mike

Love this building. Hope to see it built soon

By Anonymous

Interesting and handsome much like me. This is a great addition to the office stock in the city.

By The Rake

This is a very exciting building.

By Elephant


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