Bruntwood SciTech is inviting city centre residents, local businesses and other key stakeholders to attend a consultation for No.3 Circle Square, the latest building it is planning to develop at the new neighbourhood on Oxford Road.
Bruntwood SciTech, a 50:50 joint venture between Bruntwood and Legal & General, announced in May it was bringing forward its plans for No.3 Circle Square in response to the increasing demand for workspace from leading science and technology companies looking to invest in Manchester.
Local residents, neighbouring businesses and other interested parties are now being invited to attend a public exhibition and consultation ahead of the formal planning application being submitted to Manchester City Council.
The proposed 220,000 sq ft new build will offer office space over 15 storeys. The ground floor will combine a welcome area with retail and leisure amenities. Cycle and shower facilities, a private garden space and a rooftop terrace are also included within the design, to encourage green travel and to provide customers at Circle Square with a roof garden retreat, with views across Manchester’s newest city park.
The design of No.3 Circle Square has been led by architects FCBS, who designed No.1 and No.2 Circle Square, which are currently under construction and expected to complete in Summer 2020.
Details of the proposals will be on display at the consultation, which will take place at Manchester Technology Centre on Tuesday 23rd July from 3.30pm to 7.30pm. Members of the team will be on hand to provide insight into the design, answer any questions and record feedback on the proposals.
Attendees will be encouraged to share their opinions through a questionnaire and a comments form. Those unable to attend the event can see the proposals online at www.circlesquaremanchester.com from 23 July and comments can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Renn, Managing Director, Bruntwood SciTech – Manchester said: “We are really excited to share our plans for No.3 Circle Square and importantly to start the conversation with the public about our design and intention for this important next stage of Circle Square. Design cannot be undertaken in isolation, we need the people that make spaces to shape places and so the insights and observations we receive at the event and online will play a pivotal role in shaping our design and therefore our planning application.
“Centred around the city’s largest new city park for a generation and nestled in the heart of the city’s key cultural and educational institutions, our hope for Circle Square, is that it will become an integral part of Manchester, a place where people come together to work, socialise and to experience events in the heart of the city. We would like to encourage as many people as possible to attend the consultation or visit the website to find out more about our plans for No.3 Circle Square.”
Following the consultation, a planning application is set to be submitted in Autumn with the aim of work on site starting in early 2020 ahead of completion in April 2022.
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