Circle Square to turn green

Circle Square to turn green

The green vision for Manchester’s newest city centre neighbourhood, Circle Square, has been unveiled; green space with lawns, river parks and gardens and over a thousand new plants, flowers, trees and shrubs.

The new neighbourhood from Bruntwood and Select Property Group is designed to provide a colourful place for living, working, shopping and socialising which is unique the city.

Three distinctive ‘character’ areas in the neighbourhood have been designed to create a rich and diverse environment for visitors, workers and residents to escape their daily routine.

Ed Lister, managing partner at Planit-IE, the landscape architects helping to create Circle Square, said: “From the very start, the JV partners behind Circle Square had a clear vision of what it wanted to be – diverse, innovative and extraordinary. Our role throughout the design process has been to capture this ambition and create a canvas capable of hosting and framing the memories of residents, workers and visitors for years to come. 

“The creation of a generous green space at the heart of the development and new riverside park will help to define the neighbourhood, whilst also making a significant contribution to Manchester’s wider green infrastructure.”

Paula Brockwell, lead psychologist and head of client delivery at business wellbeing experts Robertson Cooper, said:  “It is widely recognised that there is a direct correlation between a person’s living and working environment to their health, happiness and overall wellbeing.

“We have carried out various research which show that by integrating green spaces and natural elements, it can significantly impact on energy levels, productivity and creativity so it is fantastic to hear this is happening in Manchester at Circle Square.

Bruntwood and Select are supporters of City of Trees, a movement aimed at reinvigorating Greater Manchester’s landscapes by planting a tree for every man, woman and child who lives there; a further example of the partners’ commitment to a green vision for the city.