Orchard Street completes refurbishment at Bauhaus in Manchester

From left: Scott Shufflebottom, Sarah O'Connell, Dominic Pozzoni

Orchard Street Investment Management is nearing completion of a comprehensive refurbishment of Bauhaus, its prime Grade A office building totalling 50,000 sqft on Quay Street in Manchester City Centre.

Bauhaus benefits from a well-connected and established city centre location, immediately opposite Manchester’s Spinningfields financial district and adjacent to the St John’s Quarter, which has attracted £1bn of investment.

Facilities and services that have been incorporated into the relaunched nine-storey building include a full tenant concierge service, an exclusive business lounge, co-working spaces, a new cycling and shower hub, 29 secure basement parking spaces and electric vehicle charging points.

Each self-contained open plan floor incorporates part exposed ceilings, LED lighting, new WCs and full height glazing.

The communal areas and the building’s exterior have also undergone major enhancements to provide Bauhaus with a new contemporary look.

Sarah O’Connell, asset manager at Orchard Street Investment Management, said: “This significant refurbishment project has provided us with an excellent opportunity to deliver prime office accommodation of considerable scale, in a superb location.

“We have created a unique style of offices and each floor of 6,000 sq ft provides the flexibility to allow a broad range of occupiers to create their own bespoke workspace environment.

“Our emphasis has been to ensure that the refurbishment carried out has been completed with an entirely occupier-led focus.

“The newly-restored office scheme will appeal to the increasingly diverse range of businesses expanding their presence in the city, particularly those companies looking to create offices which help attract and retain the best talent.”

Dominic Pozzoni, director at Colliers International, added: “Bauhaus is a fantastic development and provides exceptional Grade A office space in a vibrant and exciting area of the city centre.

“With Manchester set to have a record year of take-up, Bauhaus is being delivered to the market at an ideal time, to accommodate strong occupational demand.

“We are in dialogue with a number of interested occupiers at Bauhaus, who recognise the overall quality of the building and highly accessible location.”