Bruntwood received planning approval for a revolutionary workspace and leisure destination, ‘The Alberton’, in Manchester city centre. The approval marks the evolution of the firm’s Pioneer offering, with the building’s ‘workplace revolutionised’ ethos embedding holistic wellbeing into daily working lives.
The Alberton in Manchester
This is the Alberton. A modern reimagination of Manchester's Victorian cotton mills with world-leading amenity within its walls. the Alberton embeds physical and mental wellbeing into daily working lives, featuring the UK's highest workspace pool within its ground-breaking holistic wellness centre.
Green and pleasant
the Alberton will deliver an operationally net zero carbon contemporary office building, targeting BREEAM Excellent and NABERS 5.5 star ratings.
We're aiming to considerably improve the building's energy efficiency, which means demolishing the current structure and rebuilding it to meet future sustainability standards.
The pioneer of Pioneers
With £200m invested to date, Bruntwood Works’ Pioneer buildings are the workspaces of tomorrow, today, focused on the core principles of wellbeing, biophilia, technology, sustainability, amenity and art. the Alberton will be the flagship in our Pioneer portfolio; a £93m new build dedicated to a greener, more sustainable future.
Following other leading workspaces transformed as part of the programme, including Bloc in Manchester, The Plaza in Liverpool and the upcoming West Village in Leeds, the Alberton represents a true evolution of our Pioneer proposition, offering a level of wellbeing and amenity currently unrivalled in the UK workspace market.
Made in Manchester
Architecturally, the striking visual appearance of the Alberton will become an iconic standout feature on the local skyline. Its character belongs to Manchester, representing a modern Cottonopolis in its contemporary warehouse aesthetic; visions of Manchester’s mills and industrial history delivered in an entirely modern manner.
Occupying the historical site of the first Manchester Gas Works, the Alberton is a nod to the world’s first industrial city. But it is designed to promote a new and better way of harnessing and rewarding effort. It’s the workplace revolutionised, an understanding that allowing people time to recharge and recuperate can significantly boost their work/life balance and productivity.
Hospitality from the ground up
the Alberton’s publicly accessible ground floor will create an open, welcoming connection between the Trinity Bridge walkway and Motor Square, featuring a hospitality offering across the entire floor, including a full-service restaurant, bar and coffee shop, with seating spilling out onto a landscaped and extended public realm.
On the 17th floor, plans reveal a landscaped panoramic rooftop terrace with commanding views across the city, a studio and lounge gym with an additional food and beverage outlet serving nutritious options.
Moving up to the 18th, the stunning pool, gym, showers and changing rooms can be found.