Plans in for £31m Manchester Project


Bruntwood Works has submitted plans for the development of ‘The Ev0 Building’, the UK’s lowest carbon new build workspace.

£31m manchester project
by Richard AllanNovember 1, 2022

Today, Bruntwood Works has submitted plans for the development of ‘The Ev0 Building‘, the UK’s lowest carbon new build workspace.

Located at Didsbury Technology Park in South Manchester, the £31m development will provide 82,000 sq ft of sustainable office space. According to Bruntwood, The Evo Building will:

  • Achieve net zero in both construction and operation.
  • Meet the LETI 2020 design target for upfront carbon, the RIBA 2025 performance targets on whole-life carbon, and the UKGBC Paris Proof target on operational usage.
  • Follow the UK Green Building Council’s net zero carbon framework.
  • Target NABERS 5.5 stars and BREEAM Excellent ratings.
  • Be 100% electric and generate 94% of total energy demand on-site, with the remainder sourced from Bruntwood’s cooperatively owned wind farm in Ayrshire.

Ciara Keeling, CEO of Bruntwood Works said “In submitting our plans for Ev0, we are proud to provide a yet more meaningful contribution to Manchester’s ambition of becoming a carbon-neutral city by 2038. Since becoming the UK’s first commercial property company to sign the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment in 2018, we have strived to lead the way in the market, placing sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

Ev0 is the culmination of all our work to date, taking everything we have learned to create the UK’s lowest carbon new build. And as part of this, we will continue to be fully transparent about presenting data and assessments to ensure that we stay true to our commitments and to allow Ev0 to become a blueprint for net zero construction in the industry.”

Project partners include:

  • Architect: Sheppard Robson
  • M&E consultant: MEP
  • Sustainability consultant: Ramboll
  • Planning consultant: Deloitte Real Estate
  • Agents: JLL and CBRE


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