Hexagon Tower proves its credentialsThe ISO certified Hexagon Tower in Blackley, North Manchester

Manchester Science Park demonstrates responsibility to environmental management

Hexagon Tower has successfully completed an ISO certification in environmental management, as part of a scheme by the Business Environments for Science and Technology (BEST) Network to ensure that all Science Parks in the network demonstrate their environmental responsibility.

Assembled and managed by LaSalle Investment Management, the BEST Network is the largest portfolio of science parks in the UK, consisting of six parks ranging from Edinburgh to Kent and contains both geographical and network-wide clusters in some of the UK’s highest-growth sectors.

Assisted by facilities management company Fasset Ltd, Hexagon Tower – located in Blackely, North Manchester - underwent two stages of classification; one to evaluate legislative requirements and identify environmental aspects unique to the location, whilst the second documented and implemented the requirements of the certification.

The successful completion of the ISO certification means that Hexagon Tower is recognised as taking responsibility in environmental management, and that the environmental impact the facility has is constantly being measured and improved.

Stewart Needham, Facilities Manager at Hexagon Tower, said: “We are delighted that Hexagon Tower has been awarded an ISO certification in environmental management, it shows to everyone that we are taking our environmental responsibilities seriously, and seek to keep improving them.

“I would like to thank Fasset for their expertise in helping us to achieve this, and to the BEST Network for working to ensure all six science parks in the portfolio are up to ISO standards.

“I look forward to hearing more successes from other parks in the BEST portfolio.”

Three of the six BEST Network Science Parks have now achieved the ISO certification, with Kent Science Park set to be the next location working towards the certification.

Chris Mitchell, Associate Director at LaSalle Investment Management, said: “Hexagon Tower’s ISO certification is great news for the science park itself, and for the BEST Network as a whole – and to have now achieved three successful certifications in a short period of time is astonishing.

“Every certification we achieve is another important gain, and reinforces our commitment to being a reputable portfolio for science and technology businesses seeking a place to innovate.”

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