Plans unveiled for 17 storey office building in Manchester city centre

Deansgate office

Plans are being drawn up for a new 17 storey office block in the centre of Manchester.

The new building on Deansgate is being built by property firm Kames.

The glass building would have more than 135,000 sq ft of office space and 5,000 sq ft for a ground floor restaurant or shop.

The building will replace an existing 40,500 sq ft office building acquired by Kames last year for £11m.

The land earmarked for the new building sits in the wider Renaissance Hotel regeneration area.

A £200m regeneration scheme will see the demolition of the 1970s hotel which will be replaced by a new five-star hotel, 600 flats, waterfront walkways and restaurants.

A public consultation for Kames’ plans is being held on Thursday 28th November 2019 from 3pm until 7:30pm at 39 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BA.

Residents, businesses and stakeholders are invited to view the plans and discuss the proposals with members of the project team.

Following the consultation, the project team will take all comments into consideration ahead of the submission of a full planning application to Manchester City Council in early 2020.

Richard Peacock, co-manager of the Kames Property Income Fund said: “Manchester has experienced a sustained period of unprecedented growth over the past two decades and the city remains highly attractive to major occupiers.

“There is strong demand for high quality office space in Manchester and 39 Deansgate represents an attractive redevelopment opportunity.

“We welcome the views of local residents and business on the proposals.”

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