Eden is planting out in Salford

Eden has topped out and is now reaching its next major milestone: the installation of the first plant cassette on the green wall. Located in the New Bailey masterplan in Salford, the 12-storey workplace scheme, designed in line with the UK Green Building Council Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework definition, to target net zero carbon in operation, champions sustainability, resource efficiency and wellbeing. The project is being delivered for the English Cities Fund, a joint venture between some of the UK’s leading regeneration and investment organisations: Salford City Council, Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England.


Sustainability has informed our design from the outset. We’ve reclaimed materials, such as raised access floors and gym flooring, to give them a new lease on life. We’ve also incorporated enhanced ventilation in excess of the latest BCO standards, plus high-efficiency air source heat pumps that generate low-carbon heating, hot water and cooling. Once complete, the building will be wrapped in a living green facade – the largest green wall in Europe. Beyond its aesthetic qualities, the facade will absorb air pollution, significantly enhance biodiversity, reduce urban temperatures and provide thermal benefits.

Eden is expected to complete in later this year and is targeting several accreditations, including BREEAM ‘Outstanding’, WiredScore ‘Platinum’ and a NABERS 5.5* rating.


Project architect Rahul Vishwakarma says: “We’re excited to see Eden’s green wall coming to life in Salford. The pioneering building is pushing boundaries and making a statement in the New Bailey masterplan, boosting biodiversity and creating a sustainable and vibrant place to work.”

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