First phase of multi-million pound refurbishment completed

The Anchorage

The first phase of a multi-million pound refurbishment of a Salford Quays building has been completed.

The entire ground floor and atrium of Anchorage Two, the largest and central focus of four office buildings which make up the development, has undergone an extensive refurbishment, resulting in a tenant-friendly, contemporary concourse with collaborative workspace and dedicated facilities.

The reconfiguration of the ground floor has also made space for The Quays, a new food and drink outlet.

There are also plans to extend The Quays’ offering in the summer with proposals being considered for an alcohol license available for evenings for tenants to enjoy a quay-side drink before heading home.

Part of the extensive ground floor refurbishment has seen shower and changing facilities installed, as well as a flexible wellbeing studio which can be used for pop-up yoga classes or personal training sessions.

As part of the first phase of the renovation, the eighth and ninth floors of the building were also refurbished and are now ready for occupation.

The refurbishment programme continues throughout the Anchorage estate, with other vacant floors available for redesign for potential new tenants.

Ian Murray, director at Canmoor, said: “The transformation of the ground floor of Anchorage Two was an integral part of our refurbishment plans for the whole development.

“We envisage that this space will act as a social hub for tenants across the whole Anchorage estate, offering a base for informal meetings and social catch-ups, as well as a place they’re proud to welcome clients and guests.

“Since The Quays opened, it has already created a new dynamic in the building, bringing vibrancy and activity to the heart of the scheme.

“Anchorage is in a prominent location, directly opposite the Metrolink tram stop, so our focus is to now turn our attention to the external building so that it better reflects the high quality, modernised space within.

“We will be enhancing the public realm, as well as the external appearance of all four buildings during this next phase, whilst continuing with the refurbishment of the vacant floor plates.”

JLL and Edwards & Co are joint letting agents on the scheme.