Windmill Green, Manchester – FORE Partnership

“TopBrewer stood out as an eco-friendly coffee machine with lots of smart energy-saving features.  From a design perspective, the TopBrewer looks smart and is all about bringing tribes together over fantastic coffee which fits in nicely with the community-feel of the space.” Atul Bansal, Sheila Bird Group

Smart TopBrewer coffee machine selected for “ultra-sustainable” Windmill Green in Manchester

Dubbed the most sustainable building in Manchester, Windmill Green on Mount Street is the first multi-let building in the City to achieve an “Outstanding” BREEAM rating and is also said to be the most cycle-friendly building in Manchester.

The redevelopment was led by award-winning architect tp bennett for real estate investment firm, FORE Partnership, providing 80,000sq ft of high quality office space in the Northern Powerhouse.

The building has a strong community feel with the lower floors dedicated to co-working. An impressive communal feature of the building is “The Pavillion” on the top floor designed by office interior specialists, Sheila Bird Group. This breakout space is open to everyone in the building and boasts a rooftop terrace with stunning panoramic views across Manchester’s skyline.

When choosing a premium coffee machine for the communal area, the iPad-controlled TopBrewer was the obvious choice to provide freshly-roasted coffee and other refreshing drinks in an innovative and streamlined way.

Sheila Bird Group’s Founder, Atul Bansal specified TopBrewer for the project. He said:

“It was really refreshing to work on a project with sustainability in its soul, and that is what Windmill Green is all about. For us, as designers, it was important to incorporate forward-thinking products and materials to complement the strong ‘green’ ethos of the building.”

He adds:

“TopBrewer stood out as an eco-friendly coffee machine with lots of smart energy-saving features.  From a design perspective, the TopBrewer looks smart and is all about bringing tribes together over fantastic coffee which fits in nicely with the community-feel of the space.”

 

The TopBrewer and accessories are finished in matt black (one of the first of its kind in the UK) to complement the stylish interior. With the TopBrewer app, tenants can enjoy a personalised coffee whilst enjoying the fabulous Manchester views.

Nicole Hughes, Front of House Host at Windmill Green comments:

“I love the customisation aspect of the TopBrewer coffee machine, sometimes you need a stronger coffee on a Monday morning! From a functionality point of view, the TopBrewer is very quick and easy to use, not to mention how sleek and minimalist it looks.”

Green by name, green by nature

The ultra-sustainable scheme at Windmill Green includes ultra-efficient lighting, innovative solar panels, an extensive carbon-neutralising living wall, rooftop apiaries to house local bees, and a fleet of scooters which tenants can hire free of charge. The building also includes water saving measures and energy consumption monitoring to provide real-time data and insights to tenants.

TopBrewer Eco Coffee Machine

 

As one of the world’s most environmentally aware coffee machines, TopBrewer boasts a number of sustainable features which fit well into the ethos of the building. Examples include:

  • Power-saving standby mode
  • No hot water boiler
  • No harmful milk-line cleaning chemicals
  • Made with recyclable stainless steel
  • Sustainably-sourced coffee beans
  • Less disposable coffee cup waste

Smart coffee for Smart building

As well as its sustainability credentials, Windmill Green is also one of the smartest buildings in the country. It has recently been awarded a WiredScore of “Platinum” due to its excellent digital infrastructure.

Smart Coffee Machine

The smart and connected TopBrewer has its own cloud-management system called CoffeeCloud that provides access to realtime data, insights and alerts to make managing the coffee facilities hassle-free.

Simon Bracken, Managing Director of Scanomat UK & Ireland comments:

“Windmill Green has really raised the bar in Manchester in terms of architecture, digital technology and sustainability. We are delighted that TopBrewer was selected to enhance the communal space and provide a premium, connected coffee experience to tenants. The new black edition TopBrewer works great with Sheila Bird Group’s design. We hope that the new tenants will be very happy in their new workspace.”

Take a look at this video to see what makes Windmill Green so special

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