A Manchester building consultancy has been given a sustainability accolade after relocating office.
Malcolm Hollis was awarded an ‘excellent’ BREEAM sustainability rating – one of only a few offices to be rated ‘excellent’ in the North West.
BREEAM is one of the world’s leading sustainability assessment methods. It rates companies on sustainability performance during planning, design, construction, operation or refurbishment.
Anne Johnstone, Head of Energy, Environmental and Sustainability at Malcolm Hollis, said: “Achieving the ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating has allowed Malcolm Hollis to demonstrate our real commitment to our own sustainability values.
“The fact that the office is set within a building constructed in the 1960s has also shown the market that sustainable workplace practice can be realistically achieved within older properties and not just new-builds.”
Malcolm Hollis’ team managed the fit-out within The Lexicon Building, which faces St. Peter’s Square in Manchester. Local firm Kin were appointed as interior designers and TMT Group delivered the build on-site.
David McBride, Partner of Malcolm Hollis in Manchester, said: “Malcolm Hollis has maintained a strong presence in Manchester for over 27 years and the new space will help us continue to provide the best possible service to our clients. It will also allow us to continue attracting the best new talent to the business, as well as helping us retain the great staff we already have.
“In addition, designing the space efficiently with agile working, allowed us to occupy less space. The associated cost savings such as rent, service charge and dilapidations liabilities over our new lease term are significant. We are now busy helping our clients achieve similar benefits.”