Published: 11th Feb 2021

Salford City Council has given the green light to plans for a 12-storey office building clad with full-height living walls. The new fossil-fuel free building is part of the New Bailey masterplan, which is being developed by the English Cities Fund – a joint venture between Legal & General, Muse Developments and Homes England – in Salford. ‘Plot A3 New Bailey’ – as it is known – has been designed by Make Architects to act as a gateway scheme to the development. Once complete, the building will clad with a veil of ivy which will absorb air pollution and reduce urban temperatures, while also offering thermal benefits to occupiers and improving the area’s biodiversity. ‘To receive the news that we’ve been given approval to bring what will be an iconic scheme forward is a strong endorsement of our commitment to building back better, in a bid to deliver real environmental … (To read the full article, subscribe below)