Bridgewater House given £750k revamp

Bridgewater House

THE Grade II-listed Bridgewater House on Whitworth Street in Manchester city centre has had a £750,000 facelift.

The former packing and shipping warehouse which is now home to insurance company Swinton and engineering consultancy URS, comprises 180,000 sq ft of office space over 10 floors.

London-based landlord Cording Real Estate Group has completed the revamp of the 9th floor and appointed Knight Frank to market the space.

The work has seen the 17,000 sq ft 9th floor upgraded to a grade A specification, including air conditioning and raised floors while many of the original features have been retained such as the exposed cast iron columns and exposed brickwork.

Christian Millard, asset manager at Cording Real Estate Group said: “This project has transformed the 9th floor combining a contemporary finish with the retention of many of the building’s original features.

“Although this space is primarily aimed at larger companies, we’re also in the process of upgrading some of the smaller suites. This additional work forms part of our wider investment in the property, which includes plans to refurbish the communal reception area within the next few months.”

Mark Bamber, associate at Knight Frank added: “This building is one of only a very small number in Manchester to offer space of this size and quality. The recent investment provides potential occupiers with a unique opportunity to acquire high quality, large, open-plan offices in the city centre and at around half the cost of other new build space.”

The refurbishment was project managed by Savills.