The consortium delivering the Salford mixed-use project is seeking consent for a 12-storey, 113,000 sq ft office block designed by Make Architects.
The latest office scheme at New Bailey from English Cities Fund would be built on plot A3 of New Bailey, next to the NCP car park on the corner of Trinity Way and Irwell Street.
The plot is currently occupied by site offices for contractor Bowmer + Kirkland, which is building several other offices at New Bailey.
For its latest proposal, ECF envisages a distinctive planted facade that would create “a strong visual connection to local green spaces as well as…helping with carbon absorption in the city centre and improving general air quality,” according to the planning statement prepared by consultancy Avison Young.
The ground floor is earmarked for retail or leisure uses.
ECF comprises Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England. In 2016, the consortium won consent for a 33-storey apartment block comprising 236 units on plot A3, however it has now opted to deliver a commercial scheme at the site “on the basis that the office market is presently performing well at the New Bailey”, Avison Young said.
Leon Guyett, development director at The English Cities Fund, said: “Despite the unprecedented times that we find ourselves in, we’re still seeing a demand for high-quality office space in the Greater Manchester region. At The English Cities Fund, together with our partners, we’re committed to building back better in a bid to delivering tangible sustainability outputs, as the city region drives to be net zero.”
Other offices brought forward under the masterplan include the 125,000 sq ft One New Bailey, the majority of which is let to law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and the 188,000 sq ft Two New Bailey, 50,000 sq ft of which is pre-let to law firm Eversheds.
Both One New Bailey and Two New Bailey are complete, and Three New Bailey, pre-let to HMRC, is nearing completion with Bowmer + Kirkland on site as the main contractor.
Three and Four New Bailey were both designed by Make, the architect behind the latest development.
Chroma is the project manager for the latest proposal and Re-Form is landscape architect.
Cushman and Wakefield and JLL are the joint lettings agents for New Bailey.