Part of the Concrete Elegance series produced by The Building Centre and The Concrete Centre.
Completed in December 2012, the Co-operative Headquarters in Manchester, designed by 3DReid has received a BREEAM score of 92.25 per cent, which is the highest BREEAM rating of any office building in the UK.The facade is adorned with twisting white columns and a bronze-anodised glazing frame, while the interior boasts a stunning atrium rising the full height of its 15 floors. Energy planning was fundamental to the design from the beginning. For the Co-op, that meant ensuring from the start that the building would have a great deal of thermal mass to retain heat and iron out inefficiencies caused by diurnal temperature fluctuations.
Presentation by Mike Hitchmough, 3D Reid
The Concrete Centre is the central development organisation for the UK concrete industry. Our aim is to enable all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete to realise the full potential of concrete.
The Concrete Centre is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.