Russells Construction has completed the refurbishment of three offices near to Manchester Airport on behalf of Property Alliance Group, remodelling the buildings to create 88,000 sq ft of space.
At Trident, a three-storey rotunda called The Drum has been built, creating two glass-fronted office suites connected by bridges to the upper floors and a new entrance on the ground floor.
The atrium includes a coffee bar, informal and formal meeting space, and houses the building’s in-house concierge team.
Russells Construction was appointed to the contract after Property Alliance Group bought the buildings in January 2015 from Kennedy Wilson. Vacant at the time, the developer secured three tenants in the first six months of the refurbishment and has since signed a further two tenants, leaving 12,000 sq ft available across two suites.
The project required the removal of the existing front façade and part of the roof to insert the rotunda. The team also refurbished the existing office space and added a gym, bike store, changing facilities to another part of the building. The scheme was designed by AEW Architects.
Gareth Russell, Russells Construction director, said: “Ensuring the works had minimal impact on the existing tenants was a key consideration, and required careful management of the programme throughout. We worked directly with tenants to schedule specific works around their needs, and provided weekly updates on where we would be working and any impact that would have on them. We also phased the works so finished sections could be handed over to the client on completion, to allow new tenants to take occupation as quickly as possible.”
Trident at Manchester Airport, on Styal Road, is quoting rents at £17.50/sq ft. CBRE, Colliers International and Williams Commercial are the letting agents.