Bruntwood Works plots £8m King’s House upgrade
The Manchester office is the latest asset the developer has lined up for refurbishment, following the likes of 111 Piccadilly, Blackfriars House and Bloc.
Bruntwood Works is to begin the redevelopment of the 38,000 sq ft King’s House, located on King Street West, next February after the city council signed-off plans for external improvements to the building.
The developer plans to refurbish the building’s historic façade, windows and roof, as well as completely overhauling the property’s five floors to create modern flexible workspace.
The £8m project, designed by EPR Architects, includes a new guest arrival experience on the ground floor, a blend of collaborative and traditional workspaces, as well as a communal lounge, breakout spaces and wellness amenities.
Bruntwood is aiming for the completed building, whose ground floor is home to Koreana and San Carlo, to be net zero carbon in operation.
“The planning approval at King’s House marks an exciting stage in the evolution of the building,” said Andrew Butterworth, commercial director at Bruntwood Works.
“Once complete, it will become part of our wider cluster of workspaces, with customers benefiting from access to our amenities and collaborative community across the city.”
King’s House is located within the St Mary’s Parsonage regeneration area, close to two of Bruntwood’s Pioneer office buildings, Alberton House and Blackfrairs House
The company’s £200m Pioneer project aims to transform outdated office buildings into modern workspaces that meet the demands of 21st-century occupiers.
At Alberton House, Bruntwood plans to demolish the existing 100,000 sq ft building and replace it with a larger, 18-storey building.
Blackfriars House was one of the firm’s early Pioneer schemes. The project saw the building retained and refurbished.
“We have a longstanding commitment to investing in heritage assets within the city to create modern, forward-thinking workspaces with technology, sustainability and high-quality amenities at their heart,” Butterworth added.