Bolton company Forshaw Demolition has won the contract to demolish two interlinked buildings at 123-127 Deansgate in Manchester, to make way for a £70m office planned by Worthington Properties.
Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, the 125,000 sq ft building was approved by Manchester City Council in December 2015.
The two properties at the site, which includes Lincoln House, were previously occupied by Pannone, now part of Slater & Gordon and based on Mosley Street, and were formerly owned by the Co-operative Group, Pannone partners and a pension fund.
When completed, the new building at 125 Deansgate will include 113,500 sq ft of office space and a further 12,100 sq ft of retail space over two units.
The office will face the entrance to Spinningfields and form part of the wider redevelopment of Brazenose Street and Lincoln Square.