The Co-operative Group’s new sustainable head office
Construction of the 30,000 square metre landmark office building is currently underway. Designed by Scottish global design practice 3DReid and built by UK-based construction group BAM, the structure features 16 floors above ground that rises to a height of 72.5 metres. The project is nicknamed as ‘the sliced egg’. The £100 million ($155.9 million) building is designed around three cores placed at the corners of an equilateral triangle. The office space is arranged in blocks between each of them. The large central atrium, which fills most of the middle of the scheme, is expected to become an architectural landmark in the city. Convex curves along the main sides combined with curving corners curves the outside of the building. This helps in moving away from a defined triangular shape and provides an organic appearance to the entire structure.