Fresh plans lodged for 43,000 sq ft Renaissance office
Property Alliance Group has submitted an application for a five-storey new-build office, having opted not to reuse the concrete frame of the former Premier House on Deansgate as originally planned.
The 43,000 sq ft office scheme forms part of the wider £200m redevelopment of the Renaissance site, being led by PAG and Starwood Capital.
The other elements of the three-part project include the refurbishment of the former Renaissance building into a 216-bedroom Treehouse hotel and the creation of 300 apartments within a new-build 27-storey tower.
Place North West reported in July that PAG was rethinking the office element of the plans.
Having originally planned to retain the concrete frame of the former Premier House, further investigation found this approach would “severely impact the deliverability of the project”.
Work to strip back Premier House to its frame has already taken place under plans approved last October.
However, the frame is now being knocked down by contractor PP O’Connor to pave the way for the revised, new-build proposals.
According to a planning statement prepared by Avison Young, the fresh approach to the office project is expected to:
- Improve the energy efficiency of the floorplates
- Rectify the previously compromised structure in terms of floor-to-ceiling heights that did not meet industry standards
- Increase the proposed quantum of employment floorspace of the development.
Jon Matthews Architects is leading on the design of the entire Renaissance masterplan.