The 173,000 sq ft office being built at First Street by Carillion, on behalf of Patrizia and the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund, is due to complete in the third quarter of this year.
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Ask Real Estate is overseeing the project as development manager.
One of the few offices in Manchester due to complete in the next year, No8 is competing with the likes of Allied London’s No1 Spinningfields for tenants, and has been marketed on the appeal of large 26,500 sq ft column-free floorplates, and double-height winter gardens accessible by occupiers on the first and third floors.
The exterior of the scheme is now partially glazed and the interior units for the winter gardens are being installed. Fletcher Priest is the architect.
On completion, Gazprom is set to move into 51,500 sq ft across the building’s top two floors.
GVA and Savills act as office agents.
Dan Williams, head of development at Patrizia UK, said: “It is great to be able to give a first glimpse of life behind the hoardings which highlights the rapid progress which is being made at No8. Without doubt, the huge open floor plates coupled with the unique winter gardens are proving to be a big attraction to companies looking for a great location and space which offers relaxing breakout areas. The winter gardens, which will be lit at night, are a first for any office building in Manchester and new occupiers will get to design their own private amenity space.”
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