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Henry Boot Seeks Development Partner For 16-Storey Manchester Office Scheme

Yorkshire developer Henry Boot has been given the green light to create a 200,000sqft office scheme in Manchester.

HBD, part of Sheffield based Henry Boot, has secured planning permission for Colloco, a 16 storey tower set to dominate the St John’s District of Manchester city centre. The company is now on the hunt for a joint venture partner to deliver the office scheme.

Based on the corner of New Quay Street and Gartside Street and formerly the LTE Group’s Manchester College, Colloco will include communal spaces at ground floor level with a concierge reception, a roof pavilion and breakout and events space, as well as access to a landscaped garden terrace with views across the city. Each suite will also have its own private external terrace.

Read more: Projekt Renewable secures backing of The Crown Estate with investment Read more: Be More Geek closes three shops with job losses amid spiralling costs Designed by EPR Architects, with Asteer Planning acting as planning consultants, Colloco has been designed with sustainability in mind, and will be built to net zero carbon. Set between the St John’s and Spinningfields, the area around Colloco is growing to become a vibrant hub for businesses in the media, technology, and creative sectors and last year saw the opening of the new Aviva Studios.

The planning approval comes a week after HBD and Greater Manchester Pension Fund topped out at Island, a 100,000sqft net zero carbon, smart-enabled Grade A office scheme on John Dalton Street in Manchester.

Adam Brady, executive director at HBD, said: “Colloco represents a new era in workspace design. The building looks to attract dynamic, forward-thinking organisations, which see collaboration and the health and wellbeing of their employees as fundamental to the success of their business.

“We are pleased with the planning approval which is recognition of the value that a scheme such as Colloco will bring to the city. It will be one of the most sustainable new office buildings in the regional market at a time when high-profile businesses are looking to occupy space which will support their Net Zero Carbon commitments.”

The project team includes Arcadis EPR Architects, Asteer Planning, Curtins, Hoare Lea and Ramboll.

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