It is great news that Manchester City Council has approved plans by Inner City Music, the charity that operates Manchester’s Band on the Wall venue, for a scheme that brings the derelict Cocozza building back to life as part of an extended music venue. The Cocozza building is one of a few remaining structures in the city which formed part of the Victorian Smithfield Market.
Element Sustainability provided an Environmental Standards Statement for the planning application to highlight the sustainability credentials of the project. The statement detailed the design attributes, specifications and characteristics of the scheme and appraised how the proposals would contribute to sustainable development in Manchester.
The statement also provided an energy strategy to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings and ensure compliance with regulatory standards. The strategy proposed a good ‘fabric led’ specification, along with high quality design and construction standards .
It is great to be involved in a project that retains the historic character of Manchester