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Major commercial scheme planned for Manchester

Henry Boot Developments (HBD) is set to submit a major planning application for Colloco, a highly sustainable, 18,580m2 office scheme within the St John’s District of Manchester City Centre.

The development is targeting the highest levels of sustainability credentials including net zero carbon, a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, as well as a 5.5-star accreditation for NABERS UK. It will also be compliant with British Council for Offices standards and include a host of amenities aligned with the WELL building standards.

Located at the edge of Spinningfields and the St John’s district, the 16-storey building will front onto the corner of New Quay Street and Gartside Street. EPR Architects has designed the building to reflect the rich industrial heritage of the area.

The site was formerly home to the LTE Group’s Manchester College before it relocated to its new campus last year. During the construction phase, 850 construction jobs will be created per annum and once operational, Colloco has the capacity to create approximately 1,400 employment roles.

Colloco will comprise high-quality flexible workspace across all levels with spaces designed to foster collaboration and innovation. A roof pavilion will feature breakout and events space and access to a landscaped garden terrace with views across the city. A cycle storage facility with E-bike charge points and showers will also be available for occupiers.

Speaking about the scheme, Adam Brady, Executive Director at HBD commented: “We’re very proud to be bringing forward Colloco, which will provide a future-facing workspace solution in the post-COVID era. We wanted to create a building that provides a positive impact to Manchester’s thriving community, but one which also meets the needs of a modern and progressive work culture. Colloco is a completely different prospect to the sterile and corporate offices of yesteryear.”

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