Repair work has started at One New Bailey, the English Cities Fund’s 125,000 sq ft office in Salford, after water was found to be leaking into the building.
Main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland, which completed the building in 2016, is currently carrying out the repair works and has removed cladding to the office’s elevation facing the area’s new car park, pictured above.
A spokesperson for the English Cities Fund, said: “There has been some minor water ingress at One New Bailey, which was identified following a thorough investigation completed shortly after the issue was reported.
“We found that the ingress, which has now stopped, was caused by a small issue with the waterproof membrane. Rather than waiting to see if the problem returned, we felt that the best solution was to replace the membrane, but to do that, it is necessary to remove the cladding.
“Works are currently being completed by our main contractor at New Bailey, Bowmer & Kirkland.”
The office is home to law firm Freshfields, which has 80,000 sq ft over five floors, while WH Ireland occupies 6,600 sq ft.
B&K has also now started work on Two New Bailey, a 190,000 sq ft office also developed by ECF, which is being forward-funded by Aviva. Eversheds will move into the building when it completes, taking 45,000 sq ft.
The third office at New Bailey, due to be home to HMRC, is due to go before Salford City Council’s planning committee this week with a recommendation to approve.