Bowmer & Kirkland has commenced development on a site dubbed ‘the Hanging Gardens of Salford’ ready to deliver a project covered in 4,000m² of vertical foliage. The structure, at Plot A3 New Bailey, is included in the £1bn Salford Central masterplan, developed by The English Cities Fund (ECF), which is a Morgan Sindall’s development arm Muse, Legal & General and Homes England joint venture partnered with Salford City Council.
In addition to the Hanging Gardens of Salford living walls, the structure will offer 115,000 square feet of offices and retail units on the grounds floor. The project will run exclusively on renewable energy with the Passivhaus-standard insulation. The building has been selected also as the London Energy Transformation Initiative pioneer which is a campaign in construction industry aimed at meeting zero-carbon goals. The scheme was designed by Make Architects using the UK Green Building Council’s design aimed at performance standard.
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The Hanging Gardens of Salford project’s planning permission was offered this year February. B+K has already constructed three buildings in the neighborhood and currently developing a 10-storey Four New Bailey set to be the office for BT. Bowmer & Kirkland regional director Paul Sykes was happy to be continuing the long-lasting and successful partnership with ECF and the city of Salford, to offer what will be their fifth best-in-class office development together at New Bailey. Bowmer & Kirkland as a company knows and promotes the responsibilities to develop environmentally and socially sustainable projects, leading the industry in pioneering the latest standards and innovations with net-zero carbon and social value.”
ECF projects director Phil Marsden also commented that they have an duty in the industry to leave a long-lasting, positive legacy for the coming generation, driving investment, opportunities and prosperity right into the heart of Salford and beyond, with responds to the demand for high-quality office space promoting agile working, active travel and colleague wellbeing.