Planning permission has been granted by Manchester City Council for London-based investor and developer Boultbee Brooks Real Estate to create a single office block combining 67-75 Mosley Street.
The 66,047 sq ft development is being project managed by OBI Property and designed by PRP. The application brings the two buildings together into one address, 75 Mosley Street. Access to the offices will be via a new central reception and a new 7,189 sq ft seventh floor will span both buildings, with a small terrace.
At ground level, the Bank of China occupies 2,788 sq ft at 67 Mosley Street and will remain; BBRE has also recently secured a new lease to China Visa Services which is set to take the adjacent 2,549 sq ft unit fronting Mosley Street. Two new retail/leisure spaces of 3,512 sq ft and 4,081 sq ft will be created on the Nicholas Street side of 75 Mosley Street, facing the art gallery.
The East Wing, formerly 73 Mosley Street, will comprise 17,050 sq ft over five floors. There will be 35,401 sq ft over seven floors in the West Wing, at 75 Mosley Street.
The exterior of 73 Mosley Street will be removed and replaced with a new anthracite zinc façade and will include floor to ceiling height windows while the original Portland Stone exterior of 75 Mosley Street will be fully repaired and restored.
Zerum provided planning advice, the other design team members alongside PRP are: structural engineers Tier Consult; services engineers Red Engineering and Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture.
Work is due to start on site in autumn 2016 and complete for summer 2017.