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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 The Hive

Northern green

Winner of 2011 ‘Best Office in the North’, The Hive is a green workspace forerunner with a real creative buzz.


🏢Building Details

  • 80,000 sq ft Grade A office space – 6 floors

  • Developed in 2009; substantial refurb in 2021

  • Winner of 2011 ‘Best Office in the North’ Award (BCO)

👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor

✍️Architects & Engineers


  • BREEAM Excellent + EPC A

  • Natural ventilation system: motorised louvres open to cool building at night with night cooling dampers + weather resistant ventilation

  • Solar sharing: 45m long façade screen fixed along southeast face filters sunlight

  • Low water use measures including self-closing taps, leak detection facilities and low flow fixtures and fittings

  • Highly efficient utilities including Wessex fully modulating boiler = next generation boiler technology, manufactured in the UK

🥦 Wellbeing

  • 2.9m floor-to-ceiling height windows for excellent natural light + smart lighting system with zone control and presence detection

  • Fully integrated Cycle Hub: spacious + secure internal bike store with changing facilities, cycle repair station, showers and ‘vanity area’

  • Welcoming arrival experience across 2 hotel-grade receptions

  • Roof terraces on the 3rd and 4th floors

🎈Bonus feature

The building benefits from Grosvenor’s Green Leases. These include added clauses and commitments for landlord and tenant to partner to continuously monitor and improve the building’s performance. A strategic pathway to be even greener.

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