Client: Ask Developments & Bury Metropolitan Borough Council Our Role: Architectural Design & Build Construction: £7.3 million Completion: Facilities: Appointment: Area: Awards: Photography:
The Bury MBC building forms part of Phase I of the mixed use development Knowsley Place. It is situated within a new landscaped public realm and designed to reflect the bold civic architecture of the existing Town Hall.
The building utilises natural ventilation and has deep brick reveals providing passive shading to the floorplates, along with a 40% glazing ratio achieving a good balance between maximising on natural daylight whilst minimising the impact of solar gain. The building plan, with a central core position and entrance, allows for maximum flexibility for future commercial development / occupiers and can be sub-divided to allow a different mix of users to occupy the space without requiring any significant alterations.