The Co-operative Group HQ, Manchester


Hannans are pleased to have designed the MEP Services for the new 320,000 sq ft Co-operative Group Headquarters building, as part of the Spectrum MEP Consortium team. Opened by the Queen on 14th November, the new head office at One Angel Square, Manchester is officially the world’s greenest office building with a BREEAM score of 95.16% – ‘Outstanding.’

The design of the building was driven by the Co-operative Group’s desire to create a Carbon Negative building. The sixteen storey office building was designed to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding rating, as well as an EPC ‘A’ rated near zero carbon building, with cutting edge integrated design. The services design included 3D modelling, together with building modelling and dynamic simulation to calculate and assess the buildings energy consumption and potential EPC and DEC ratings.

The project has won numerous honors including both Design & Innovation, and Overall Project of the Year at the 2013 RICS Awards, BCO 2013 Corporate workplace of the year, Property Week 2012 Sustainability Achievement Award, and a 2013 BREEAM Award.

About This Project


CLIENT : The Co-Operative




PROJECT VALUE : £100 million


CONTRACT DURATION: Feb 2010 - May 2012



Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold Award

Builder & Engineer Awards Sustainable Project of the Year


Green Apple Awards Bronze Award

Property Week Awards Sustainable Achievement Award

World Architecture Festival Future Project Office Shortlisted


BREEAM Awards Best Office Building

MIPIM Awards Best Office and Business Development

National RICS Awards Project of the year

National RICS Awards Design & Innovation award

BCO Awards Coperate Workplace of the Year

Manchester Society of Architects Awards Winner

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