Boohoo Dale Street Offices

Boohoo owners line up Barnfield for Dale Street office

Charlie Schouten

Main contractor Barnfield is being lined up to deliver a five-storey office on Dale Street developed by Kamani Commercial Property, backed by the family behind online fashion retailer Boohoo.

The proposals, designed by architect Falconer Chester Hall, include the redevelopment of a plot at 25-27 Dale Street, where an original building was partially demolished in 2010 following a fire. The site has been used as a surface car park ever since.

Barnfield has been named as main contractor and is set to begin a 70-week programme of works following the discharge of planning conditions, which will allow the 27,500 sq ft scheme to start on site.

This includes the retention of the original building’s central core, which is to be kept as a central focus for the office block.

The office space over the first to fifth floors totals 19,400 sq ft and will feature floorplates of around 3,200 sq ft, while the ground floor and basement will be reconfigured to feature a retail, café or bar space with around 2,500 sq ft at basement level, with access off Dale Street. The ground floor is around 4,100 sq ft.

Overall, the development will offer 27,800 sq ft of commercial space.

During construction, Barnfield is proposing to close Bunsen Street for the duration of works, while there will also be a 45-week closure to Little Lever Street and the Dale Street footpath. Planning consent was secured for the development in October 2017.

Alongside Falconer Chester Hall, the professional team features planner Zerum; heritage consultant Donald Insall Associates; acoustic consultant dBx Acoustics; and CFA Archaeology.

Kamani Commercial Property is owned by the Kamani family, which operates Boohoo and its associated fashion brands.

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Looks good this.

So refreshing that it’s not another misplaced tower.

By Thumbs Up.

More of this please Manchester

By Finally

Love this. A real little gem of architecture for a change. Can’t wait to see it finished.

By Steve

I like the Kamani family, hopefully they’ll bring more proposals forward.

By York Street

Nice scheme. Thankfully not a tower.

By Andy A

Nowhere near tall enough, all new city centre buildings should be towers. We should be moving up by now.

By Disappointed

The acoustic consultant on this scheme isn’t Hann Tucker, it’s dBx Acoustics. Please can you correct the article?

By Susan Witterick

Hi Susan, please can you email me at with details as I believe the reference to Hann Tucker came straight from planning documents. Thanks, Jessica (editor)

By Jessica Middleton-Pugh