Windmill Green: Building of the Year Finalist

04th October 2019

This year Windmill Green had the honour of being nominated for Building of the Year at the 2019 Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s Property & Construction Awards.

One of just five properties shortlisted for the accolade, Windmill Green was chosen for a myriad of reasons, including our strong focus on the ‘redevelopment’ aspect of the build - recycling pillars and columns and retaining the original structure, keeping the heritage of the building intact - and the green credentials that have secured us the title of ‘most sustainable building in Manchester’, including:

  • Outstanding BREEAM rating
  • The use of the most innovative solar PV panels ever installed in the UK
  • Cycle Score Platinum accreditation
  • The largest known living wall in Manchester
  • On-site apiary

Shortlisted alongside us were buildings in the education, residential and leisure sectors, including The Pavilion – located next door to us and housing The Ivy – and Roof Gardens, a new residential development in Castlefield that has reimagined the classic townhouse into a community-driven estate.

As part of the shortlisting process, FORE’s Associate Director Aurélien Collignon spoke to the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to discuss the building's unique characteristics. Take a look: