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We’re excited to share our plans for a new commercial scheme set to provide 83,000 sq ft of Grade A office space adjacent to Parsonage Gardens — replacing tired and underused office blocks No.1 North Parade and No. 5 Parsonage.

One North Parade aims to be the most carbon-efficient building to emerge since Manchester announced its commitment to net zero carbon by 2038. Low carbon materials as well as industry-leading energy and water saving solutions will be implemented to meet the scheme’s targeted BREAAM Outstanding accreditation.

Combined with the building’s commitment to green principles is an impressive dedication to the wellbeing of the people working inside. One of the building’s most eye-catching features is the inclusion of trees on every level, which will help to bring the outdoors in and provide a calm and healthy environment for creative thought and collaboration. Designed with its future occupiers in mind, the plans also include light-filled spaces, unparalleled cycle facilities and amenities for rest and social interaction.

Overall, the scheme will contribute to wider priorities to make the area more accessible, pedestrian-friendly and attractive.

Michael Hawkins, Director – Head of National Office Agency and Development UK Regions at Colliers International, commented:

“The proposals for One North Parade demonstrate the exceptionally high standards Manchester is setting in terms of the quality of new office space. This kind of building – with its focus on environmental performance and wellbeing – is exactly what the city needs to continue to attract and retain the best talent. With its impressive sustainability credentials, it will keep Manchester at the forefront of the net zero-carbon agenda – proving that aspirational objectives can become a reality.”

Our Founding Partner, Ian Simpson, stated:

“SimpsonHaugh is proud to propose a pioneering working environment within Manchester, a workspace that will respond to the important environmental and wellbeing challenges we face today. The building’s uses, which include a restaurant, will bring activity and life to the northern edge of Parsonage Gardens. The design embraces and extends the Gardens vertically, providing biodiverse, intimate garden spaces at each office level.”

We look forward to continuing our work with client, Beaconsfield Commercial Ltd, on bringing this innovative scheme to life!