The Brief: Designed and under construction for the online beauty and well-being giant The Hut Group (THG), this 11.6-acre site will play host to a new logistics and global content creation studio.

The development, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, will provide logistics and content creation facilities (168,000 ft²) and office space over four floors (104,000 ft²).

There is also a stand-alone multi-storey car park facility of 300 spaces over six floors in addition to 470 ground floor spaces.

When complete (expected in July 2020), the development at ICON, Manchester Airport, will support the creation of approximately 2,000 new roles across THG’s workforce.

THG is also planning to create their global HQ building at the airport in the next 12 months. This will include a further 280,000 ft² of offices in the first phase with a further three phases planned. These will eventually provide space for 10,000 employees and be amongst the largest bespoke office developments outside London.

The Engineering Difference: ESC are carrying out the ACE Schedule of Services Performance Duties for this project. 

  • Engineered building envelope
  • BREEAM Excellent
  • EPC of ‘B’
  • Operative temperature controls

Client: Stoford

Value: £150m approx

Read more about THG’s business and their landmark development here