Fred Perry House, the new office building for Stockport Council, has been awarded a BREEAM 'excellent' rating for environmental sustainability.
The local authority will begin moving 500 staff into the new building, being constructed by Carillion, in December. Newbuild public sector buildings are required to be BREEAM 'excellent' and refurbished 'very good'.
The new five-storey building is on the existing Ponsonby House site next to the Town Hall on the junction of Edward Street and Piccadilly.
The building incorporates a green roof, solar shading, natural ventilation and a rain water harvesting system.
"We are extremely proud to celebrate this milestone achievement of the new civic building and we are delighted that it is the first council building in the borough to hold this accolade," said Neil McMillan development director at Carillion.