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Double award for No.1 Spinningfields

Schroders’ landmark office building, No. 1 Spinningfields, has been awarded “Platinum” status – the highest standard available – by certification company WiredScore, cementing its position as one of Manchester’s most advanced office buildings.

The tech firm awards certifications based on a building’s digital connectivity and infrastructure, examining facilities such as WiFi strength and speed, the quality of the telecommunications rooms and cable pathways, connectivity resilience – and most importantly, how future-proof the space is, affirming that it can adapt seamlessly to new technological infrastructure.

Additionally, the building has secured an “Excellent” rating from BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for buildings. The building offers several high-efficiency features including a solar-optimised façade; state-of-the-art LED lighting with intelligent control, and energy modelling incorporating heat from the onsite CHP energy centre.

This double win for No. 1 Spinningfields further establishes the building as a world class commercial development. The acquisition of No.1 Spinningfields by a Schroders’ managed fund in 2017 is one of the largest single-asset trades recorded in the region at c.£200m.

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Jordan Rajwan, Investment Manager, Schroder Real Estate said:

“Our investment in No 1 Spinningfields is testament to our strategy of investing into “Winning Cities” with assets with strong fundamentals. It has become evidently clear that one key area of focus for tenants is connectivity. We are very pleased that No.1 Spinningfields is now officially rated as one of the most highly connected buildings in the UK.”

Charlie Jacques Head of Sustainability at Schroder Real Estate, adds:

“We are delighted No. 1 Spinningfields has achieved the Excellent BREEAM certification target. The building’s sustainability credentials support an inspiring work place and play a key part in attracting high quality tenants including PWC and WeWork.” 

William Newton, President and EMEA MD at WiredScore, said:

"Digital connectivity is fundamental for business. By championing the Wired Certified Platinum rating at No. 1 Spinningfields, Schroders are cementing their commitment to provide excellent digital connectivity to the occupiers. We’re delighted to see Schroders drive the market forward by prioritising the digital infrastructure of their assets to meet their tenants’ needs now and in the years to come."


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