Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Co-op seeks planning for landmark Manchester headquarters

The Co-op has submitted a planning application to build a flagship headquarters, near Victoria Station in Central Manchester.

The scheme, part of a wider redevelopment of the group’s Miller Street campus, is for a 15-storey block consisting of 325,000 sq ft of offices. If all goes to plan construction is expected to start at the beginning of next year.  

It will serve the Co-op’s retail arm and is designed to be one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe.

The huge building is the first phase in a 20-acre regeneration project around Miller Street, for which an Arup-designed masterplan has already been endorsed by the city council.