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Ben Parkinson
Ben Parkinson
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  • 14th September 2012

Manchester serviced office refurbishment awaits approval

Manchester City Council is set to decide whether a potential revamp of an iconic corporate property can be approved.


The development – set to increase serviced office capacity in the city by up to 10,000 sq ft – has been proposed by The Co-operative Group, and forms part of a wider plan for Manchester, entitled NOMA.


£800m has been set aside for the redevelopment of the city centre, in an effort to revive the area and drive up the number of visitors. The City Buildings are also set for an extensive refurbishment to turn it into a lavish hotel, including a Marco Pierre-White restaurant.


David Pringle, Director of Noma, said: "This is a really important milestone for NOMA and marks the beginning of phase five of the programme". "The plans are a brilliantly creative use of one of our heritage buildings, and the first step in unlocking the potential of the Group's current Manchester complex."


The development is set to include a retail basement area with office space above, whilst supporters have cited the potential creation of up to 900 jobs, which would come as a welcome boost to the local economy.


The proposals mark an increase in confidence for developing provincial centres, with Birmingham city centre also set to undergo an extensive overhaul. Be the first to take advantage of newly opened and refurbished business centres by contacting the experts at Search Office Space.


Photo courtesy of Stephen Richards.