BDP has completed a new flagship building for Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP). The 70,000 sq ft Bright Building is the new headquarters for CityVerve, Innovate UK’s Internet of Things city demonstrator, as well as the home to various tech businesses.
The four storey building incorporates offices, lab and social spaces amongst cutting-edge technologies such as hyper-location services and environmental sensors, which were developed as part of the CityVerve project.
Project leader and architect director Gary Wilde says: “BDP’s relationship to this scheme goes back to the original masterplan phase. It’s pleasing to see the practice’s integrated disciplines being utilised, from the masterplan through to the building design, the internal fit-out and the creative lighting solution.”
The building is the first completion in our overall masterplan for Manchester Science Park which will grow the combined city centre estate to 1m sq ft. As well as providing masterplanning, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and acoustic services on the project we also designed the internal and external lighting. An internal lighting installation is visible through the external glazing from surrounding areas including the University of Manchester campus.