The proposed hospitality section at Bruntwood Works' Bond. Credit: via Citypress

Bruntwood secures planning for Manchester bank transformation

Now named ‘Bond’, 38-42 Mosley Street will undergo a sizeable revamp that will both restore its historical features and create a modern workplace.

Bruntwood Works’ approved plans include creating a communal lounge with a fireplace to the grade two star-listed building and refurbishing four floors. Bruntwood will create fully-fitted suites on those floors, with the new offices ranging from 1,000 sq ft to 6,000 sq ft.

Also approved: a restaurant in the old banking hall as well as a gym, screening room, showers and changing facilities in the basement.

CGI of the proposed gym at Bond. Credit: via Citypress

Work on the 33,000 sq ft Bond is expected to complete in early 2023.

Bond was built in 1862 to be the home of the Manchester and Salford Bank. Edward Walters, who also designed the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, was the architect.

Manchester-based studio AXI designed the modern-day transformation. Paul Butler Associates was the planner, BB Heritage Studio the heritage consultant, and Hilson Moran the noise impact assessor.

The application reference number with Manchester city council is 132737/FO/2022.

This is the second planning consent to Bruntwood in Manchester in the past few weeks, with the developer also garnering approval for its £8m King’s House revamp.

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Any news about anywhere else in the NW

By Sid

    Like the stories about Cheshire East’s local plan, Carlisle and Deeside making the SMR shortlist, Alderley Park senior living scheme, Halton partnering with Langtree for a big industrial scheme, Peel NRE’s Fiddler’s Ferry purchase, and Crewe making the GBR HQ shortlist – all of which were in yesterday’s newsletter alongside this story? – Julia

    By Julia Hatmaker

So, Mr Oglesby, you expect this to let?

By S Bassey

This is really nice. Quality building being utilised in a really good way.

By Anonymous

While Jamie’s Italian is still empty

By Cal

Very classy offering, Jamie’s Italian..hmm not so much.

By Dan

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