Images out for Circle Square hybrid building
Bruntwood has unveiled the new design for a multi-storey car park within Circle Square in Manchester, which has been reworked to include a 150-bedroom hotel and energy centre.
The 430,000 sq ft building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is made up of a 1,100-space multi-storey car park, with the hotel set on top, and a Combined Heat & Power Centre on the ground floor to provide energy for the wider scheme.
A hotel operator is yet to be confirmed, but is expected to be a “leading national brand”. There will also be 2,800 sq ft of retail space at street level.
The construction of the car park was approved by Manchester City Council in June, alongside a raft of other buildings which will be delivered as part of the £750m redevelopment of the former BBC site on Oxford Road.
Joint venture partners Bruntwood and Select Property Group are on site with the first phase, 716 apartments under Select’s Vita Student brand, due to complete in 2017. The second phase will commence next year, and includes 105,000 sq ft of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, 300,630 sq ft of workspace, 677 flats, green space and public realm.
The power centre is expected to save 2,400 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of taking 570 family cars off the road.
Bruntwood and Select Property Group are hosting a public consultation event today on the proposals, from 3pm-7pm at Manchester Technology Centre on Oxford Road.
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios was also joint masterplanner with Planit-IE. The Circle Square project team also includes structural engineer Curtins, engineer Cundalls and cost consultant Appleyard & Trew. Office agents are Savills, JLL and Knight Frank.