IVG launches new-look 35 Fountain Street

The vacant former back-office for Royal & SunAlliance in Manchester's Fountain Street has been refurbished and brought to market by owner IVG.

The £2.5m makeover was designed by 5plus architects and carried out by contractor Overbury. The letting agents are Alex Russell, associate director of CBRE, and Sim Khatkar, partner at Bray Fox Smith.

35 Fountain StreetThe 50,000 sq ft building has a new entrance featuring a 4,000 sq ft tenant hub incorporating two meeting rooms, library area, wi-fi throughout, computers for communal use and kitchenette. There is also a large cycle store with 110 bike racks and showers, lockers. There are six upper floors of office space each of 7,500 sq ft with a total of 45,000 sq ft of lettable spac

IVG expects to attract a single occupier to the building so it can be fully utilised and the occupier can take full advantage of the tenant hub. The quoting rent is £22/sq ft.

Alex Russell of letting agent CBRE said: "To deliver something like this has taken a real team effort and the team assembled has worked together excellently from start to finish. 5plus have been excellent by fully understanding what the vision was but then taking it to the next level. 90 Degrees have produced excellent marketing material and then iworx organised an event to show how the tenant hub can be utilised which was attended by over 100 of Manchester's professionals."

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