35 Fountain Street – Planning Application Submitted

5plus Architects have submitted plans for the complete refurbishment of 35 Fountain Street, Manchester, for client IVG (UK) Limited.

The redevelopment will include the creation of a distinctive new front entrance and reception and a unique Tenants Hub.

Jon Matthews, a director with 5plus in Manchester said: “Instead of converting every inch of space to offices the client wanted to offer tenants something extra and the Hub is a totally new concept for the city.

“It will be fitted out like a club class lounge and be a really cool place to pick up a coffee and a paper, hold informal meetings with clients and customers or just hang out.

“It will be for the exclusive use of tenants.”

In line with Transport for Greater Manchester’s encouragement of alternative transport the re-design will include a Cycle Hub offering secure cycle storage for up to 240 bikes on site as well as changing rooms, great showers and lockers.

All six upper floor plates of the building, which totals 67,037 sqft, are being refurbished to offer Grade A office space.

The building, which has basement car parking, sits in the city’s core business district and was recently separated from 17 York Street allowing this scheme to be developed.

If planning is approved work will start by the end of the year and is expected to take six months.