The Hive, Manchester
HKR has designed the only Grade A office building in Manchester's Northern Quarter. The building offers 80,000 sq ft of commercial office, retail and leisure space and meets demand for affordable, flexible and environmentally friendly office space without compromising on a 'city centre' location and its associated networks.
The cubic form and rich mix of facade materials were developed in respond to a varied built context and the creative feel of this area of central Manchester. Principles of natural ventilation, exposed thermal mass, orientation and low energy systems have been employed to create a BREEAM 'Excellent' building aimed at creative industries in an emerging, environmentally conscious office market.
Location: Manchester, UK
Size: 12540 sqm
Client: Argent Group PLC