Contract Journal learned that the £140 million Colloco project would consist of a sixteen-story skyscraper on the site that was previously home to the LTE Group’s Manchester College before it transferred to its new campus last year. 850 jobs will be generated during construction to establish a high-quality flexible workspace at all levels with areas designed to stimulate collaboration and innovation.
A roof pavilion will include a breakout and event space and access to a planted garden terrace with city views. The impending application submission comes as HBD nears completion of Island, a 100,000 sq ft net zero carbon, smart-enabled Grade A office building on Manchester’s John Dalton Street.
“We’re really excited to be bringing forward Colloco, which will give a future-facing workspace solution in the post-Covid era,” stated Adam Brady, Executive Director at HBD. We sought to design a structure that benefited Manchester’s dynamic neighbourhood while meeting the needs of a modern and progressive work culture. Colloco is far apart from the antiseptic and corporate headquarters of yesteryear.”
Arcadis EPR Architects, Asteer Planning Curtins Hoare Lea, and Ramboll are part of the project team.