HEMISPHERE building sets sights on UK first Net Zero goal

HEMISPHERE building sets sights on UK first Net Zero goal

Liverpool’s newest statement building – HEMISPHERE – is set to be one of the world’s leading climate friendly developments.

Sciontec’s £56m landmark Grade A office building on Paddington Village, in the Knowledge Quarter Liverpool Innovation District, is set to meet a raft of targets which will make it one of the healthiest and eco-friendly buildings in Europe.

As part of the pre-let campaign launch, new CGI images and an animation have been released today at MIPIM – the world’s leading real estate market event.

As we all increasingly come back together to work, demand is growing for environmentally friendly workspaces like HEMISPHERE. Smart-tech enabled, with global best practice as standard, HEMISPHERE will provide prime Grade A office space, and will be one of the UK’s first new builds with operational Net-Zero, Platinum WELL, BREEAM Excellent, EPC Rated A, WiredScore certified and NABERS 5.5*.

The building is designed for people who care about making places and the environment better and those that are driven by innovation and inclusivity.

During this week’s MIPIM, Sciontec also announced that it will provide free sustainability guidance to all of its customers, to help them meet their own targets for operational energy use, as part of a green leasing strategy.

This will form part of Liverpool City Council’s 10 post-pandemic pledges to stimulate economic growth, forecasting 800 new jobs and supporting 100 apprenticeships during construction alone.

Councillor Sarah Doyle, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet member for Development and Economy, said: “Sciontec’s plans for HEMISPHERE says everything Liverpool stands for when it comes to development and sustainability.

“Its goals are in complete sync with our net zero ambitions and our aims for Paddington Village to be a world leading hub for innovation – from design to development to operations.

“To be home to the cleanest, greenest buildings is not just an ambition to attract the best talent, it’s about leaving a legacy for future generations to be inspired by knowing economic and environmental success are not mutually exclusive.”

Situated next door to The Spine – one of the world’s healthiest buildings – HEMISPHERE will be the first new-build development for Sciontec, the owners of Liverpool Science Park, which is already in conversation with a number of potential prelets.

With construction due to start in 2023, and an expected completion date of 2025, interest intaking space within HEMISPHERE is building amongst the health, tech, digital, science and education sectors.

Colin Sinclair, chief executive of Sciontec and KQ Liverpool, said: “We’re proud to be working with Liverpool City Council, with the support of the City Region, to deliver a holistic approach to creating Paddington Village as an inclusive destination for health, life sciences, tech and digital innovation. Nothing encapsulates that vision more than Paddington’s next new building, the 120,000 sq ft HEMISPHERE.

“HEMISPHERE promises to change the future of work. Operational net zero carbon; designed for people who truly care about the environment, for businesses and agencies who are driven by innovation, inclusivity and wellbeing.

“We are excited to be out at MIPIM as part of the Liverpool City Region delegation showcasing the stunning new visuals for HEMISPHERE, a unique and well connected business location at the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.”


● 120,000 sq ft

● 8 storeys

● 16,000 sq ft floor plates

● 8m of surrounding public green space

● Located in the 450-acre KQ Liverpool urban Innovation District

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