A Grade II listed building situated at King Street, Manchester is due to be refurbished in the near future. The building comprises office space measuring 31,000 square feet. Currently, the building is home to Belstaff and DKNY. With five floors and a patio on the roof, the building is set to offer desirable office space. Manchester is becoming increasingly popular for companies who are looking for premium office space in a central location, with some of the largest corporations moving into the area.
Alfred Waterhouse designed the interior space originally, but the offices are due to be refurnished and redesigned to create a contemporary feel while remaining sympathetic to the original structure. A number of the fixtures will be removed so that new lifts and modern furniture can be installed. Andrew Russell, the managing director of Russells Construction, the company dealing with the refurbishment said:
“Historic building refurbishments are a unique challenge, requiring a careful balance between preserving the heritage of the original building and completion of works to bring them up to modern standards. The renovation of 76 King Street is being carried out to a particularly high specification and involves the creation of a contemporary but flexible interior space and the installation of state-of-the-art amenities and services.”
The building has been described as “exceptional”, and following the refurbishments to a high standard, will continue to play an integral role in city life as highly sought after office space near Manchester city centre.