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.
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.