St Peter’s Square Construction Moves a Step Closer
Pictured: Midlands Hotel, Central Library and Town Hall at St Peter’s Square, Manchester.
One St Peter’s Square, a planned 270,000 sq ft BREEAM Excellent office property in the heart of Manchester, is close to appointing a building contractor to start construction.
Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund (GMPVF) and its joint venture development partner, Argent – who is also behind the acclaimed Brindleyplace scheme in Birmingham – are seeking a contractor to start construction of the property with the aim of completing by early 2014.
“A great deal of activity has been taking place in the background recently, leading up to the submission of the notice, and we are very excited to be on our way to appointing a contractor for the scheme,” commented James Nicholson, development manager at Argent, according to TheBusinessDesk.
He added: “Of course, the process takes time but the wheels are most definitively in motion.”
The property has been designed by Glenn Howells Architects, and will include a mix of Grade A office space, cultural space for public exhibitions, and a double height reception with panoramic views across the square.
“This Grade A building will provide occupiers with state of the art facilities and a highly sustainable environment in which to work,” said GVA Grimley director Chris Cheap. “Located in one of the most sought after positions in Manchester City Centre, One St Peter’s Square is a unique offering for businesses looking to relocate in the next two to three years.”
He added: “Despite the downturn, businesses are still looking to relocate within the city and we are encouraged by the level of interest that we have received to date.”