A planning application for the redevelopment of Commercial Union House on Albert Square has been submitted to Manchester City Council by Bruntwood.
Bridge Architects’ design will introduce a curved façade to the 66,249 sq ft building which comprises a basement, five upper floors of 10,000 sq ft each and three self-contained ground floor retail units.
Since acquiring the building late last year Bruntwood has renamed it Union.
Peter Crowther, director of property at Bruntwood, said: “Union is in such an iconic spot we wanted to create a vision that would position it as a landmark building, whilst still being true to its civic roots. With the improvements we are making, we are confident that we can attract an inspiring mix of customers to the building, adding value to what is already a vibrant part of the city centre.”