Work on Sheppard Robson scheme won’t start until next summer at earliest

Contractors are on alert for a £140m scheme to build a 350,000 sq ft office building at MediaCity in Greater Manchester after plans were given the green light by Salford City Council. 

The Sheppard Robson-designed proposals will see the construction of a new triangular building located opposite ITV and the University of Salford media campus, not far from BBC North. 

Plot C3 MediaCity by Sheppard Robson  (2)

Source: Sheppard Robson

The facade’s aquatic green-blue aluminium is a nod to the building’s proximity to the Manchester Shipping Canal

The building, which will be developed by a joint venture of Peel L&P and Landsec, aims to be net zero carbon based on guidance from the UK Green Building Council.  

According to the architect, the building will be net zero in operation and the embodied whole life carbon will be no more than 600kg per sq m, which will itself be offset. 

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The shading strategy, façade design and placement of balconies have all been developed with a view to achieving the building’s sustainability goals, with each helping minimise heat loss while offering the floorplates passive solar shading. 

Construction won’t start until next summer at the earliest and the scheme is expected to take two years to complete.