Embankment 4
Bam stepped in to build the scheme after Carillion completed the neighbouring 101 Embankment in 2016

Ask’s 100 Embankment completes

Dan Whelan

Work on the developer’s 166,000 sq ft office scheme, delivered in partnership with Salford City Council and London-based investment management firm Tristan Capital Partners, has completed and talks with potential tenants are ongoing. 

The building, located on Cathedral Approach on the Salford bank of the River Irwell, is the second phase of Ask Real Estate’s Embankment development.

The neighbouring 165,000 sq ft 101 Embankment was completed by Carillion in 2016. Insurance firm Swinton occupies 60,000 sq ft at 101 Embankment, leaving 106,000 sq ft vacant. 

Bam Construction replaced Carillion as the main contractor on the nine-storey 100 Embankment after Carillion fell into administration in 2018. 

Ask’s managing director John Hughes said: “There are few Grade A office buildings of this size and quality available in such a prime location within the city centre, and the level of interest we’ve seen from prospective occupiers is testament to that.”   

Salford Mayor Paul Dennett added: “The completion of 100 Embankment is a significant moment for this city. 

“Salford people have already benefited though employment opportunities during the construction phase, and this office space will generate investment that local people will benefit from for many years to come.” 

CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield are the joint agents on 100 Embankment. 

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Good imagery that, with Strangeways nick and the Arena also in shot…scrapping against the perennial grey skies of Manchester / Salford…

By North by North-West

Great to see these both finished, its been a long time coming!

By Bradford

Salford showing Manchester how it’s done.

By Beaut

Is this a spin off from the Manchester Evening News or the Cheshire Bugle?
The parochialism is vomit inducing.

By Ben

Outdated and uninspiring. How long for this – no integration or street activation. Those that admire have a low threshold of what’s really needed. This is so old hat. Take a trip to Asia & Canada the catch up.

By MetroMark

The first one they built is still mostly empty, surprised they proceed with this one.

By Johnny Sims

This end of the City center is now starting to improve greatly and along with the next phase of towers planned for Greengate, Manchester is going to have two significant clusters here and from Deansgate square to the Mancunian Way. Keep the quality high and keep building.

By Nve

Every time I come to Manchester I’m amazed at the rate of change, some good some not so. I’m just old enough to remember this as Exchange Station. Manchester seemed to have had a lot of mainline stations, but after decades of dereliction and under use its good to see offices being built even if its going to be a while before they are likely to be fully occupied.

By John

This area will look even better once the public realm works surrounding the cathedral take place, coupled with the regeneration of the Renaissance hotel.

By Anonymous

I didn’t think I’d like these but they do look quite nice in the flesh and I agree with the other comments that this area really is starting to look pretty decent.
However I still think this area would have suited something grander that tied into the Medieval Quarter or even more open space that tied into the Irwell River Park project.

By Anonymous

this has helped the transformation of this part of the city – great effort

By sui generis

I like the buildings. They are uniform and simple but why is the entrance like the hard shoulder on the M6? Those blocks serve what purpose exactly? Apart for locals to leave empty drinks cans.

By Elephant