Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services are delighted to have secured the MEP contract on the Globe & Simpson innovation building as part of the St. John’s redevelopment in Manchester. St. John’s is a diverse mixed use development that will establish the area as a new neighbourhood and cultural community for Manchester.
After an extensive selection process, Briggs & Forrester were selected as one of the successful framework partners on the St. John’s redevelopment of the former Granada studio site in Manchester City Centre.
The Globe & Simpson building will be the gateway building to the development, a state of the art workspace which is purpose built to be the city headquarters. Briggs & Forrester will deliver the shell & core M&E design & build services on the project.
The innovative design of the Globe & Simpson building combines sophisticated architecture with cutting edge technological systems. The building will be “future proofed to sustain modern businesses and provide a platform for enterprise, innovation and growth.”
Elizabeth Peckett, Head of Asset Management at Allied London, commented: “St. John’s is a new city centre neighbourhood in the heart of Manchester. It will be a place for enterprise, culture and living, and is focused upon community, innovation and opportunity. It will be home to The Factory, a world-class cultural space and a year-round home for Manchester International Festival, Enterprise City, a new district filled with exceptional workspaces, and bespoke city centre living, including a new co-living development”.
The project aims to achieve BREEAM excellent, with extensive consideration being taken to ensure that sustainable and energy saving services are being utilised on the project.
Martin Broughton, Regional Director said: “Briggs & Forrester are proud to deliver the MEP services on this ambitious scheme. We are committed to delivering excellence at every level and look forward to working in collaboration with Allied London and Lendlease for the successful completion of this prestigious project.”