Bright Building was developed for Manchester Science Park (MSP), the UK’s leading science and technology park, offering flexible office space.
Developed by majority shareholder, Bruntwood, the 70,000 sq ft Bright Building is the flagship building, and acts as the central hub for the entire 150-strong community of science and technology businesses within MSP.
Bright Building serves as the new headquarters for Innovate UK’s Internet of Things city demonstrator, CityVerve, as well as being home to a raft of tech businesses based in Mi-IDEA – the post-accelerator innovation centre operated in partnership with Cisco, another Amspec project.
The building’s layout was intentionally designed to maximise collaboration, with the ground floor providing space for 200 people including, meeting rooms, break out spaces and a café area. The communal ground floor atrium provides space for formal and informal meetings, as well as events and seminars.
The design of the building was worked on by Sheila Bird Group and Amspec were engaged as fit-out contractor. Amspec works on this project included;
- Fabrication of multiple bespoke joinery elements
- Tiered seating terraces
- Upholstered booths
- Free standing GRP Genius Bar
- Gymnasium seating
- Illusion of suspended floating meeting rooms
- Bespoke corian wash trough
- Hygge seating
- Common areas to the first, second and third floors
- Reflective ceiling plan