BIRLEY FIELDS ACHIEVES BREEAM OUTSTANDING
We are delighted to announce that our Birley Fields Student Accommodation scheme at Manchester Metropolitan University has achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating at design stage. This impressive accomplishment is achieved by less that 1% of new buildings in the UK.
The 967 bedrooms are provided in both Townhouse Units and Cluster Flat accommodation that are organized into four distinct ‘collegiate’ groups in courtyard form. The accommodation benefits from a district heating system provided by the new central energy centre and all bedrooms will have a greywater system.
This is our fourth student accommodation scheme to achieve the BRE’s highest rating following success on Champion Hill Residences at King’s College London, Denton Holme in Carlisle and ‘The Green’ at the University of Bradford, which also won the BREEAM Multi Residential 2012 Award.
At the recent campus opening Council leader Sir Richard Leese said: “Hulme has come a long way since the 1970s and this new campus is the final element of a long-term strategy of renewal and regeneration. It stands in every sense at the heart of the community and I commend MMU on their vision.”
Birley Fields is the largest construction project in the University’s 10 year plan to consolidate seven campus locations into two. The Campus also contains the recently completed Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care.
For more information on the scheme head to the project page.