Rooftop extension set for Brindleyplace office

Credit: 5plus Architects

A rooftop extension is set to be added to Two Brindleyplace alongside several amenities.

Office space comprising of 14,500 sq ft will be built over a new single-storey, taking the building up to 90,000 sq ft.

This will create two roof terraces while the front of the sixth floor will be upgraded.

Also included in the plans is a new entrance and reception, a cycle hub with space for 128 bicycles, charging space for six electric vehicles, a fitness studio and changing facilities.

Mechanical and electrical services will be replaced with energy efficient systems.

James Jepson, investment executive with Ergo Real Estate, said: “Ensuring the sustainable credentials of Two Brindley has been key to our approach, working collaboratively with the project team we have ensured that 80 per cent of the existing structure will remain in place which will cut the scheme’s embodied carbon by over 50 per cent in comparison to a new-build office.

“By listening to evolving occupier demands, we aim to future proof Two Brindley for many years to come, thus minimising the impact on the environment.”

Rhys Westacott, project lead for architecture practice 5Plus which is working in the project, added: “The part-demolition, part-extension and complete refurbishment will reinvigorate the building into an attractive commercial workplace.

“There are a number of new additions to the existing building, creating a sustainable structure which will help businesses offer their colleagues an enhanced occupier experience.”

The building was previously occupied by Lloyds on a 25-year lease, but the bank left earlier this year.