New initiative is turning Greater Manchester green
Greater Manchester is set to become greener, as nearly 300 trees are to be planted at Duet Salford Quays (“Duet”), a recently launched More. Build to Rent (“BTR”) development spanning two towers in MediaCityUK.
One tree will be planted for each of the 270 residents as they move into the building, which will both help offset carbon and help re-invigorate Greater Manchester’s landscape. Duet was delivered by Moorfield Group, the UK real estate private equity manager which has signed up to the City of Trees initiative through its More. ‘Superenting’ brand.
Each tree planted will capture an estimated 135kg of carbon over a 30-year period in Greater Manchester, providing a substantial contribution to the preservation of the local environment.
As each resident moves into Duet, they will be presented with a City of Trees certificate and keyring to remind them of the positive work and contribution that has been made to making Greater Manchester greener on their behalf.
The planting is being done in partnership with tree planting movement, City of Trees, which aims to help Greater Manchester become a greener place and contribute to the region becoming carbon neutral by 2038. To date, the initiative has seen over 459,929 trees planted across the City.
City of Trees believes that trees are an essential tool in addressing the current climate emergency and therefore specialise in looking at ways in which trees can be used to adapt urban areas making them more resilient to a range of environmental challenges including air quality, flood risk and extreme heat.
Dougie Orton-Wade, General Manager at Duet Salford Quays, commented: “The City of Trees movement makes a fantastic contribution to helping create a greener Greater Manchester. The reason we decided to pledge to this movement was to give something back to the community in which our residents call home. We couldn’t think of a better way to do this than to plant and help conserve green spaces and contribute towards improving air quality in the region, for current and future generations to benefit from.
“As our community here at Duet continues to grow, we will endeavour to support further green initiatives which will allow us to give back to the community and improve life in Greater Manchester.”
Duet is a new More. Build to Rent development of 270 premium apartments located in MediaCityUK. At 15 storeys tall, it is the latest addition to the city’s skyline. It was delivered by Moorfield Group on behalf of funds under management, working with developer Glenbrook Property, and is professionally managed by specialist rental operator, Allsop.
Duet is the most recent More. BTR scheme delivered by Moorfield, following The Trilogy on Ellesmere Street, which opened in April 2019 and is now fully occupied and The Forge in Newcastle, which opened in September 2018.