The workplace revolutionised
This is the Alberton, a modern reimagination of
Manchester's Victorian cotton mills with world-leading amenity within its walls.
Set to launch in early 2025, 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.
Full floors are available at 12,739 and 13,274 sq ft.
Powered by water
the Alberton’s focal point is its rooftop holistic wellness centre and the key element in its ‘workplace revolutionised’ ethos. The 18th and top floor features a performance lap pool, a hydrotherapy vitality pool, thermal treatment rooms, fitness studio, yoga terrace, physio room, and changing and shower facilities.
On the 17th floor, you'll find a landscaped panoramic roof terrace with commanding views across the city, a gym and a food and beverage outlet serving nutritious options.
Meanwhile, on the lower ground floor, customers will benefit from a cycle hub complete with showers, changing and vanity areas, lockers and cycle storage, including Brompton bike lockers, promoting active commuting.
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.
the Alberton will create a Pioneer building with community and innovation at its heart, with event spaces including an intimate screening and cinema room in the basement, a large, flexible event space on the ground floor mezzanine, plus the 17th floor roof terrace, all helping to foster a sense of collaboration and inclusivity.
The ground floor mezzanine will also feature an extensive coworking lounge and a range of meeting rooms, with the full range of product offering available throughout the building. This includes Pay As You Go coworking day passes, through to Made and Managed bespoke offices, to support businesses of all sizes, from freelancers to large corporates.
Net Zero Carbon
the Alberton will deliver an operationally net zero carbon contemporary office building, considerably improving on the sustainability of the existing structure, which is set to be demolished.
the Alberton will operate at net zero carbon and is targeting BREEAM New Construction 2018 Excellent Rating and NABERS UK Design for Performance Agreement 5.5 star. The development will feature glazing detailing to reduce solar gain, ambient loop heating and cooling to allow for greater efficiency and zonal control. The ambient loop will even use the pool itself as a heat sink, so that all heat rejected by cooling systems elsewhere in the building is reused.
Utilising principles from the circular economy, the Alberton will recycle and reuse materials and furniture where possible to ensure minimal waste.
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.
Designed by EPR Architects and 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 top to bottom
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 rooftop terrace, you'll find an additional food and beverage outlet serving nutritious options.