Our proposals for the refurbishment of 100 Barbirolli Square have been approved by Manchester City Council.
The building is one of a high profile pair built in the 1990’s that sit across from the Bridgewater Hall. The proposals for the building include reconfiguring the existing entrance and reception area to include a new tenant hub with coffee bar offer; converting a level of the basement car park into a new office floor, reconfiguring the atrium and dropping the atrium floor down a level, creating a large cycle hub with changing rooms and at roof level – extending the top floor office and creating two new roof terraces. The design increases the office space to circa 150,000 sqft.
Externally, the new entrance will be a critical intervention in the project and will provide the opportunity for the building to have a new identity and interface with the square and wider city centre context. Internally, the building will accommodate a vibrant, fresh design to encourage a social, active and an engaging workplace environment.
Now that planning has been secured, we expect work to start on site in spring 2019.
We were appointed to the project following the successful refurbishment of the neighbouring 101 Barbirolli Square which has achieved 60% occupancy within five months of completion and has been shortlisted for 2 awards (Mixology North and the British Council for Offices Regional Awards).