Manchester office plans approved.
New plans for office space in Manchester City Centre given the go ahead.
It has been announced that plans to create brand new office space in the heart of Manchester city centre have been given the go ahead. The plans, drawn up by AXA real estate, will see the demolition of the Peterloo House office block and the construction of larger more modern offices in its place.
The Manchester commercial property will be designed by architects Squire & Partners and will offer 108,000 square feet of high quality office space. This is a considerable amount more than the amount currently provided by Peterloo House which spans seven storeys, the new office space will span 12.
Speaking of the project’s approval AXA’s head of UK asset management Dorrien Thomas commented: “We have worked closely with Manchester City Council over recent months to ensure that the project fulfilled all the requirements we felt were necessary to attract businesses into the scheme but also provided the perfect complement to the Council’s wider regeneration plans for the area.”
AXA has stated that it will be aiming to create a sustainable and environmentally conscious property. The company is also hoping to achieve an ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating. Design features that have been revealed so far include copper trimmings and a Palazzo-style exterior façade.
“In recent years Manchester has firmly established itself as England’s premier business location outside of Office space London serviced officesLondon and we are confident that the new development’s prime city location, together with the quality of space on offer, will make it an ideal destination for local, national or international businesses wanting office accommodation or a headquarters in Manchester,” commented Mr Thomas.