We are beginning the new year with some positive news as Anchorage has been recognised for its travel sustainability credentials by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).
We have been awarded the accreditation for our work in supporting sustainable travel, from encouraging tenants and staff to cycle to work, to ditching the car and making the most our excellent public transport links. Sustainable travel not only delivers many health and wellbeing benefits for our tenants, but it also helps to contribute towards Greater Manchester’s carbon neutrality targets, Congestion Deal and clean air ambitions.
Ian Murray, director at Canmoor (asset manager of the Anchorage Estate) commented on the accreditation: “Sitting directly behind the tram stop, Anchorage is in a great location for sustainable travel, with easy access to other TfGM transport links, as well as cycle routes and road networks.
“As part of the extensive refurbishment of Anchorage, it enabled us to work with both TfGM and Cycling Score to review the excellent travel connections that we already benefited from and explore how we could improve our own facilities to make commuting easier and more sustainable. Having spent the last two years working towards this accreditation and regularly engaging with tenants to understand their requirements, we are proud of this achievement and to be positively contributing towards helping the city reach its sustainability goals.”
Anchorage 1 and 2 also achieved a Gold rating after being formally assessed by CyclingScore for how user friendly the building is for cyclists. In additional to the 36 cycle parking spaces, we have 76 lockers as well as shower facilities, perfect for tenants looking to change and freshen up before starting their working day.
We also host regular pop-up bicycle heath events, where tenants can get their bikes serviced by a professional (government guidelines permitting). This helped us to score a gold with the assessors.
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