Bruntwood’s Glasshouse offers a vision for the future
Manchester property group Bruntwood has revealed the name of its new flagship development coming to the market at Alderley Park in Cheshire.
Glasshouse will offer 150,000 sq ft of high specification, collaborative workspace to tech companies and forward-thinking, innovative businesses.
The name was chosen to reflect the spirit of innovation and the flourishing of ideas evident at the park.
Glasshouse, due for completion in summer 2019, will provide co-working, serviced, managed and leased space options.
The arrival of Glasshouse underlines Bruntwood’s commitment to the development and expansion of Alderley Park and its focus on science and technology in the UK regions.
The park already has a global reputation for life science through its Mereside campus which is home to 65 SMEs and 150 start-up businesses, with more than 2,000 people working at the site.
Dr Chris Doherty, managing director of Alderley Park, said: “The name Glasshouse reflects the essence of our site – a place where ideas can thrive and discovery-based businesses start and scale up.
“It offers generous workspace set in beautiful grounds, surrounded by exceptional facilities and amenities.
“At the heart of the building is an impressive atrium, incorporating a café and networking areas. This will play an essential role in nurturing a collaborative community within the building and we very much hope that connections will happen naturally through physical and digital space.”
Overlooking farmland on one side and woodland on the other, companies in Glasshouse will have access to all the amenities that Alderley Park has to offer, including a gym, football and cricket pitches, cycle and running trails.
Bruntwood has also recently secured planning permission for 20,000 sq ft of dining and retail space at the park, which includes an 8,000 sq ft pub and restaurant in the Grade II-listed Tenants Hall, a farm shop in the former Stanley Arms, and 21 newly created hotel rooms.
Companies at Glasshouse will be able to take as much or as little space as they need, in a choice of configurations and layouts, while the flexible space will allow customers to expand as their businesses grow.
Alderley Park also offers next-generation, ultra-fast 100GB WiFi connectivity.
Alderley Park is a key asset within the Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone, which is promoted by the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership.