Bowmer & Kirkland chosen as contractor for net-zero offices

By Jonathan Campion
The asset manager MEPC has selected the construction firm Bowmer & Kirkland to develop a net-zero office scheme at 4 Angel Square in Manchester...

MEPC wants Angel Square to set a benchmark in reducing carbon emissions during construction, and once completed, the offices will be a zero-carbon building, recognised as a LETI pioneer project. Angel Square will provide work spaces for over 2,000 people.

MEPC’s head of development, Paul Pavia, commented that sustainable workplaces are in higher demand now than ever: “Commercial real estate was already beginning to see genuinely incorporating sustainability into the design and operation of buildings as being crucial to de-risking and future-proofing assets before Covid-19 struck.

“With widespread public and business support for a true ‘green recovery’ after the pandemic is over, we only expect occupier and investor demand for high quality, sustainable workspace to grow further, which is why we have committed to making 4 Angel Square operationally net-zero carbon and raising the standard for sustainable office development.”

Bower & Kirkland’s North West regional commercial director, Paul Sykes, commented: “4 Angel Square will be a landmark office development, setting new benchmarks for sustainability and creating new high-quality workspace that will support Manchester’s recovery.

“We look forward to working closely with MEPC during the construction phase to reduce carbon emissions and creating employment opportunities for local young and homeless people.”

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