VIDEO | Sneak peek of ECF’s £36m Eden

As the plants arrive for its grandiose green wall, new CGI footage showcases what you can expect from the Salford office block when it completes in May.

Eden sits on the corner of Irwell Street and Stanley Street and represents £36m of investment from developer English Cities Fund, a joint venture between Homes England, Legal & General, and Muse Developments.

Designed by Make Architects, the 115,000 sq ft Eden is set to be one of the most sustainable buildings in the North West. ECF is aiming for a target BREEAM rating of Outstanding and a NABERS certificate of 5.5 for the building. Accordingly, Eden will be able to run completely on renewable electricity.

While Eden has strong green credentials, it is also set to be very green – literally. A 43,000 sq ft living wall façade will earn the office the record for Europe’s largest living wall, according to the developer. Flora fans can expect to see 350,000 plants on the wall, as well as insect hotels and bird nesting boxes.

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Nice, and another roof top terrace. I need to work out a way how I can work from here.

By Anonymous

Absolutely love this concept. Really hopes this works out as intended, and if it does, a lot more of it please. Interesting to see the segregated bike paths outside. I hope this will be connected up to the wider and growing network.

By Mancunian

Really like this concept, hope it looks as good in reality and the plants flourish. Nice animation

By Trevor

This must be expensive to do so good luck to them taking the difficult route in the current climate.

By Charles

Thanks Trevor for your kind comments, the team at Virtual Planit enjoyed working on this project.

By Rich

“Eden is set to be one of the most sustainable buildings in the North West”. Does this include the congestion and extra pollution caused by closing one of the lanes on Manchester’s busiest road, Trinity Way, for 3 years during the build phase in the whole life cycle cost?

By Anonymous

Looking forward to two lanes of Trinity Way opening up. That should reduce emissions.

By Anonymous

The facade will look great. Love living walls…

However, the general landscaping on ECF developments ever lives up to the plan or the renders. Just look at new Bailey. Terrible

By Local

Will they have to use polluting vehicles to cut the greenery every week like the one at Brewdog at Bloc?

By Anonymous

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