52 Princess Street

Overbury to refit Manchester’s Rhodesia House

Rachael Tinniswood

Morgan Sindall's office fit-out arm, Overbury, is to refurbish the Grade II listed Rhodesia House on Princess Street in Manchester, which is being converted into office space.

Architect Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams has designed the transformation of the building, which is owned by Bridge Properties, with the city's expanding media and creative sectors in mind.

Overbury will refurbish and fit out the shared areas of the seven-floor building, including a remodelled entrance and reception area.

Work is due to start on site on 1 March with expected completion in late July 2008.

Paul Brown, Overbury's Northern managing director said: "The refurbishment of existing, but tired and outdated space is an increasingly popular option for tenants looking for a high quality office at a central Manchester address. A listed building transformed by sympathetic architectural design often provides the character and 'wow factor' that an end-user client is looking to achieve from its business space."

The agents on the scheme are Matthews & Goodman and Canning O'Neill.

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