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Salford's Eden Building Reaches Completion  

Salford's Eden Building Reaches Completion  
29 January 2024

One of the UK’s most sustainable office buildings has reached completion.

Eden, a 12-storey office building in Salford, also features Europe’s largest living wall, covering over 36,000 sq. ft of the building with over 350,000 plants. 

Built on the site of a derelict surface car park, the 115,000 sq ft development is intended to form a key part of the English Cities Fund (ECF)’s £1 billion regeneration of the Salford area.

Eden will run solely on 100 per cent renewable electricity, with no gas heating or hot water, and has been designed using the UK Green Building Council’s 2030-2035 operational energy targets. Designed by Make Architects, Eden is also a LETI (London Energy Transformation Initiative) pioneer project.

In terms of tenants, accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP will take 23,000 sq ft across three floors, as part of its plans to become a net-zero firm.

Danielle Gillespie, Director of Partnerships and Major Projects at Homes England said: “The completion of the Eden building by English Cities Fund is an important milestone in the transformational regeneration of Salford.

“This achievement will contribute further to the creation of vibrant new places, jobs, homes, and opportunities across the region. Eden has set new and ambitious standards for future buildings across the country, which will contribute to the quality and sustainability of the built landscape.”

Picture: a render image showing the exterior of the Eden building. Image Credit: New Bailey

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 29 January 2024


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