Milestone for 100,000 sq ft Manchester office
HBD and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s Island on John Dalton Street has reached its highest point ahead of completion in the summer.
Contractor Bowmer+Kirkland has topped out the 100,000 sq ft Manchester office less than two years after starting work on the scheme.
Adam Brady, executive director at HBD, said: “With the highest point now reached and the external façade being installed, we can start to see Island become a reality and appreciate first-hand how the scheme will sit very comfortably within its surroundings.
“Every element of Island, from the structure to the internal operations, has been carefully thought through to provide occupiers with a highly intelligent building which will support their business and their ESG criteria for many years to come.”
The joint venture partners are aiming high when it comes to Island’s sustainability and hopes the development will become one of Manchester’s most sustainable office schemes.
The scheme is targeting an EPC A rating, NABERS 5.5 stars, and BREEAM Excellent.
Designed by Cartwright Pickard, it is also set to become one of the first net zero carbon in operation commercial office in Manchester, with energy consumption 46% lower than the 2020 Real Estate Environmental Benchmark, according to the JV.
Island is being built on a speculative basis and is available as single or multiple floors of 10,000 sq ft.