12-storey office block to be built at key Manchester development


A new 12-storey office building is to be built at one of the biggest developments taking place in Manchester.

The flagship office building is to be built at the £1.4bn Mayfield development close to Piccadilly Station.

A planning application is to be submitted in the autumn for the 12-storey offices which will include 220,000 sq ft of Grade A workspace on Mayfield’s Baring Street Campus.


Designed by architects Morris + Company, the building will have views of Mayfield Park.

The new park will surround the River Medlock, which will be at the heart of the new neighbourhood at Mayfield.

The building’s ground floor will have double height space for use as an exhibition space or for community events.

Earlier this summer The Mayfield Partnership consulted with the public on the first phase of the landmark development.

The first phase includes the park, an eight-storey 70,000 sq ft office building and 545-space multi-storey car park and significant public realm improvements.

The addition of the second office building to the planning applications is in response to strong occupier interest in Manchester and in Mayfield.

The majority of the 30-acre Mayfield site, which includes a former station building on Fairfield Street and a depot has been derelict for 30 years.

The project is being brought forward by the Mayfield Partnership, a public-private venture which LCR the UK Government’s commercial developer, Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and regeneration specialist U+I.

James Heather, Development Director for U+I and the Mayfield Partnership said: “We were delighted with the response to our initial consultation this summer and amid strong occupier interest in Mayfield we are pleased to be bringing forward this office building as part of phase one.

“Our vision is for a truly outstanding place to work and play, and I believe the amazing views over Mayfield Park this flagship office building will deliver will be unrivalled anywhere in Manchester.

“Manchester is a first-class location for businesses and we need the confidence to deliver high quality workspace and maintain a pipeline of premium office development to attract further inward investment to our city.”

All are welcome to come and give their feedback and input into the proposals ahead of the submission of the detailed planning application.

The Mayfield Partnership’s long-term plan is to create an iconic, £1.4bn mixed-use community over the next 10-15 years. This includes the 6.5 acre park, world-class office space, homes and leisure facilities alongside further extensive public realm.

The wider Mayfield regeneration vision will potentially provide 1,500 homes, 155,000 sq m of office space, a 650-bedroom hotel, retail and leisure space. It is envisaged Mayfield will create more than 10,000 office, retail, leisure and construction jobs.