Manchester building judged as greenest in World

posted 18.11.2013

Last week marked the official opening of One Angel Square ? the most environmentally friendly building in the world.

The 14 storey building was officially opened yesterday by the Queen who unveiled a plaque to mark the opening

The £100m offices will be the home of the Co-operative Group?s headquarters and has been declared the worlds leader in sustainable building having achieved the highest ever BREEAM rating. The rating undertaken by a team of industry experts rates the green performance of buildings across a wide range of criteria.

The building which has been constructed by principal contractor BAM includes a number of green features such as a heat recovery system to collect and recycle heat, rainwater harvesting and recycling system as well as power generation from the groups own farms.

The building has been dubbed a key project for the UK and a testament to the collaborative approach to the design and build of the offices.

One Angel Square is part of a larger scheme to redevelop 20 acres of Manchester city centre in an £800m regeneration that will be delivered as part of a 10 year programme. The overall development will be of mixed use incorporating residential, office and leisure facilities.

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