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Manchester’s One Angel Square is the UK’s Most BREEAM “Outstanding” Building

Posted By Andrew Goodwin On January 1, 2013 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,energy efficiency,Environment,Green Building,News | No Comments

One Angel Square, 3DReid, Buro Happold, Co-operative Group, Manchester, BREEAM, sustainable, United Kingdom, energy efficient, rainwater harvesting, NOMA, [1]

One Angel Square [2] is the largest commercial building in Manchester, England – and it is now the highest scoring BREEAM [3] Outstanding building in the United Kingdom. Designed by 3DReid [4], One Angel Square will be the new 500,000 square-foot home for the UK’s largest mutual retailer, The Co-Operative Group [5].  This new £100 million low-energy, highly sustainable headquarters will house the 3,500 employees of The Co-Operative Group. As it has just been completed, the project represents a tremendous opportunity for the citizens of Manchester see what sustainable building [6] can achieve.

One Angel Square, 3DReid, Buro Happold, Co-operative Group, Manchester, BREEAM, sustainable, United Kingdom, energy efficient, rainwater harvesting, NOMA, [7]

BREEAM [8] is one of the world’s leading environmental assessment systems for buildings – it’s had more than a million registered assessments over the past 22 years. One Angel Square is designed to deliver a 50% reduction in energy consumption, an 80% reduction in carbon emissions, and a 30% savings in operational costs. This innovation in sustainable building was achieved through 3DReid’s design and engineering by Buro Happold [9].

The building is part of a “future-proofing” effort by the designers, which means that it can adapt to the predicted 3-5 degree temperature increase by 2050.  The building has a rainwater harvesting and recycling system, a heat recovery system to collect and recycle waste heat, and 300,000 square feet of exposed concrete that acts as a thermal sponge. This building is an impressive addition to the revitalization of Manchester, which is centered around the creation of Manchester’s sustainable city center district named NOMA [10]. This 4 million square-foot mixed-use masterplanned redevelopment in Manchester is also backed by the financial power of The Co-Operative Group.

+ 3DReid [11]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/manchesters-one-angel-square-is-the-uks-most-breeam-outstanding-building/one-angel-square-3/

[2] One Angel Square: http://www.3dreid.com/content/435/view

[3] BREEAM: http://www.breeam.org/

[4] 3DReid: http://www.3dreid.com/

[5] The Co-Operative Group: http://www.co-operative.coop/corporate/aboutus/

[6] sustainable building: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-building/

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/manchesters-one-angel-square-is-the-uks-most-breeam-outstanding-building/one-angel-square/

[8] BREEAM: http://inhabitat.com/alpine-house-expansive-urban-redevelopment-in-london-set-to-attain-breeam-excellent-rating/

[9] Buro Happold: http://www.burohappold.com/

[10] NOMA: http://www.noma53.com/

[11] + 3DReid: http://www.3dreid.com/home

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