New office plans submitted for Manchester
A major new development for Manchester's main business district Spinningfields is on the cards, with developer Allied London outlining the construction of a new ten-storey office block in the area.The proposals have been submitted to Manchester City Council and will now be assessed to ensure they bring a boost to the local economy. The concept was first unveiled at the MIPIM property convention in 2012 .Designed by architect Cartwright Pickard, the Cotton Building is to be undertaken by lead developer Allied London and the finished building will be aimed at attracting businesses in the telecoms, technology and media sectors.John Cooper, director of the planning team at Deloitte Real Estate, said: "Allied London’s new building is an exciting concept that brings work and play together and is something that no one has developed in this city."Allied London is at an advantage as it has already developed the necessary infrastructure around the building and wider estate to support the new model."The lower floors of the new Cotton Building will provide communal working spaces for the tower's residents, as well as co-location facilities, an office gym and wellbeing centre.There will also be a new bar, cafe, restaurant and bicycle park for staff with its own private entrance. Furthermore, residents will be able to make use of bespoke concierge services and a range of support options for startups and small businesses.Set to be managed by i+ - a new property management service being launched by Allied London in partnership with Capital Properties - the 160,000 sq ft office block will be located in the heart of Manchester's business district. It promises to be a fantastic attraction for firms looking to locate themselves in one of the most vibrant commercial hubs of the north-west, should the plans receive approval.The planning application was submitted to the local authority by Deloitte Real Estate on behalf of Allied London earlier this week.
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