New images have been released showing how Salford’s 100 Embankment will look when complete. The nine story Grade A office building will be crowned with a stunning roof top terrace providing views right across the cities of Salford and Manchester.
Enabling work has begun ahead of construction commencing next month on the 166,000 sq ft scheme which will sit alongside its sister building, 101 Embankment – now the headquarters of Swinton Insurance Group.
The newly released images show that occupiers will have access to a tiered roof top terrace area which provides 360 degree views across both cities. The reception area has also been designed to create an accessible and useable space with creative planting and lush greenery providing informal and collaborative work spaces. The third image released shows how the 100 Embankment building will sit slightly proud of, but alongside, 101 Embankment on the podium at Salford’s Greengate Square.
Commenting on the behalf of the joint venture partnership, Jamie Hills of Ask Real Estate said: “We have focused on creating spaces which absolutely enhance people’s working environment from the moment they walk through the door. The reception area provides an authentic, dynamic feel. There will be places for people to work, charge a phone and have coffee as well as breakout spaces where larger groups can gather. We want it to encourage people to really use the space and for it not be an area where people simply sit waiting to be collected for a meeting.”
“On the office floors above, the building provides one of the biggest and most efficient new build floorplates in the city centre of 19,900 sq ft with full height glazing and uninterrupted views across the city.”
Commenting on the design principles behind the scheme, architect David Lawrence, of Flanagan Lawrence, said: “The way in which occupiers use office space is constantly changing so our building design has evolved to reflect that change of use. To foster greater interaction we’ve made the stairway as open and accessible as possible to encourage people to walk rather than take the lift. With an increase in the number of people now cycling to work we’ve included changing facilities, showers and bike parking and there are spaces for daily exercise classes. It’s very much a building of today, which is responding to the requirements of tenants in a simple and elegant way.”
Explaining the idea behind the roof terrace he said: “We know from experience that occupiers are attracted to buildings that can offer outside space. Responding to that we’ve designed a split-level roof terrace with a viewing platform from which people can relax, work or host events.”
Located on the site of Manchester’s historic Exchange Station and overlooking Manchester Cathedral, the Embankment development is one of the few Grade A office spaces currently under development in the city centre and is due for completion in June 2020.
The scheme is being delivered in a joint venture partnership between Ask Real Estate, the Richardson Family and a Tristan Capital Partners’ fund, who signed a forward funding agreement with Salford City Council earlier this year. BAM Construction are the lead contractors on the scheme.