The Hive

The Hive

Customer: J Mills Contractors Ltd Location: Manchester

Project Name: The Hive, Manchester
Client: J Mills Contractors Ltd

Completion Date: Jan 2021
Products: Bespoke Inspira Planting System w/ integrated seating
Location: 51 Lever St, Manchester, M1 1FN

The Hive is a Grade A office building in the heart of Manchester's thriving Northern Quarter. This 79,000 sq ft building is home to some of Manchester's most creative and innovative businesses,  with a ground floor arcade offering retail and hospitality space for the public. 

Since its development in 2010, the building has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating and won the British Council of Office’s ‘Best Office in the North’ award. 

After 11 years, improvement works have been undertaken to cement The Hive’s reputation as the leading office building in the Northern Quarter. These include amenity upgrades and environmental enhancements, including a greening to deliver a significant biodiversity gain, upgrading of bike and shower facilities

Bailey Streetscene was approached by Vantage Building Consultancy & J Mills Contractors Ltd to update the arcade space by providing a centerpiece seating and planter system.

2 planter systems now sit in the center of the arcade, providing a large bed bringing pollinator-friendly plants for insects. These units also feature inset seating clad with hardwood timber providing an inviting and social environment for staff and public.

Thanks to the flexibility of our Inspira Modular Planting System we can work our design to fit an array of locations. Inspira is supplied in easy-to-maneuver sections that can be combined to create large planting beds making the most of the space available.  

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