Developer Capital & Centric is seeking a main contractor to deliver its latest scheme, the Digital Village business park in Salford Quays.
Digital Village will contain 45,000 sq ft of business units and offices. There will be a new public boulevard through the centre of the scheme linking the grade one-listed Ordsall Hall with the Manchester Ship Canal. A water taxi pontoon is included as part of the plans.
Capital & Centric is developing the Salford project speculatively, adding to its portfolio of more than 500,000 sq ft, the majority of which was delivered speculatively in the past three years.
The outcome of an application for a grant from the European Regional Development Fund is due shortly.
The contract will have a value of £2.7m with an expected start on site in October 2014. Expressions of interest are to be registered by 16 May 2014 via Constructionline.
Tim Heatley, director of Capital & Centric said: "As a Salford lad this project is close to my heart, I'm excited about people being able to get a water taxi to the city centre or to MediaCity via our boulevard. This will be our third project to commence construction this year, with two more speculative developments planned for later this year."
AEW is the architect on the scheme.