HIMOR picks Globe for Clarence House

Globe Interiors, the fit-out and refurbishment arm of North West contractor Globe Construction, has been appointed to refurbish Clarence House, central Manchester, by owner HIMOR.

The five-storey 18,000 sq ft property in Clarence Street is set for a £1.2m fit-out including mechanical and electrical systems, ceilings, carpets and decoration throughout. In addition, existing lifts will be refurbished and a new platform lift fitted.

As well as Globe as main contractor, the project team includes Aedas Architects, ECM Associates as project and cost manager, Capita Symonds on structural and civil engineering, CWC Consulting for M&E engineering, Arup as fire engineer, and Nationwide CDM.

Ian Threadgold, director of Globe Interiors, said: "Clarence House is a beautiful Victorian building in the heart of Manchester city centre and we are very pleased to have been chosen by HIMOR to refurbish the property ready for new tenants to take occupation later this year.

"With a lack of new office developments in the City, we are seeing far more projects where refurbishment is being used to bring second hand stock up to date before releasing back onto the market, and for those looking for a unique, characterful property Clarence House could prove to be the perfect business location."

Will Ainscough, managing director of HIMOR, added: "Having acquired Clarence House earlier this year, we knew that behind the period façade we needed to provide exceptional, modern office accommodation in order to attract new tenants to the building. Globe Interiors has a reputation for delivering high quality commercial fit out projects on time and within budget so were the ideal partner for this project."

Globe Interiors is part of the privately owned general contractor, Globe Construction, which has offices in Warrington and Lancaster. Globe Interiors has experience working across commercial, education, retail, leisure and community sectors. Previous clients include Bruntwood, St Modwen, Halton Council and Manchester College of Law.

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