cooperative headquarters building

Commercial project in Manchester, United Kingdom

Project category Commercial
Project type New project
Year of completion 2013
Size of project(m2) 30.500
Number of KNX devices used 3.745
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Man hours 1.001 – 2.000
Man power 51 – 100
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Project characteristics

This diagram shows the level of energy efficiency, innovation and ease of use in the project. The main characteristic is displayed in the centre.

Applications used

The icons marked in blue are the applications used in this project via KNX.

Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC)
Blind and Shutter Control
Security and Safety
Operation and Visualisation
Automation and Remote Access
Energy Management/Smart Metering

Detailed description

Energy Efficiency

The usage of automated functions already save energy in every installation. Especially the usage of KNX has a lot of potential for further energy savings, which can contribute to a better environmental footprint. Be extending KNX to more functions and applications, energy savings of up to 60% can be realised. Thanks to the flexibility of KNX, these functions can easily be implemented in this installation


Smart homes and buildings are always an upgrade in comparison to a conventional installation. Not only automated functions and a higher level of comfort contribute to a higher living standard, but also the possibility to be ready for coming innovations. Thanks to the usage of KNX, the door has been opened to integrate new innovative solutions, using the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control.

Ease of Use

By integrating KNX, we automatically experience a higher energy efficiency and comfort. Furthermore, by the possibility to use further devices, in order to make the usage of the project easier, we can look at further opportunity to even make the whole installation easier in usage.

Applications used

  • Lighting: Constant Light Control
  • Security and Safety: Faults (e.g. Leak Detection, Glass Break Detection, Window Contacts) , Interaction with HVAC/Lighting
  • Operation and Visualisation: PC Visualisation , Touch Panels & Display Panels
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Use of Renewable Energies , Battery Storage
  • Other: Audio Control , Video Control

Customer's description

The Co-operative Group created one of the most sustainable commercial buildings in Europe and the one of the first in the UK to be built to the BREEAM‘ Outstanding’ designation which was awarded the BCSC Award for sustainability. BREEAM (The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is now an international standard measure for sustainable design and a building’s environmental performance.

Contact information

Company name Ioannis Oikonomou
Company email
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Contact name Ioannis Oikonomou
Contact function System Integrator