KIER 11 York Street
The former Oddfellows House site was bought in 2016. Credit: Kier

Practical completion for 11 York Street

Neil Tague

Contractor Kier has finished work at Aviva Investors’ 85,000 sq ft office scheme in central Manchester.

Kier Property purchased the entire freehold of the site, previously known as Oddfellows House, from Aberdeen Asset Management in November 2016, with Aviva agreeing a forward funding deal to acquire the freehold in February 2018.

Designed by AHR Architects, 11 York Street sits in the city’s historic core, close to Spring Gardens.

Following Aviva’s acquisition, it has continued to work in partnership with Kier Property and contractor, Kier Construction to deliver the scheme following demolition of Oddfellows House.

The office floors comprise around 79,000 sq ft with floorplates of between 10,200 sq ft and 11,600 sq ft, with two retail units and a business lounge at ground floor totalling 5,300 sq ft.

Henry Martin, senior development manager for Kier Property, described the building as “best in class”, adding that “the Manchester office market is the strongest performing regional city in the UK and 11 York Street is well positioned to capitalise on this.”

Gary Wintersgill, managing director for Kier Construction added: “The delivery of 11 York Street has been another clear step in our progress as a major commercial development contractor in Manchester and the North of England.”

Paul Smith, asset manager for Aviva Investors said: “It is brilliant to see this project come to fruition. This is an important scheme across our Manchester portfolio and will provide top class office space with unrivalled amenities in what is a prime location.”

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A good design. At last!

By John

Along with the Brewdog and Bloc refurbishments, this area has improved massively.

By Anonymous

I like 80% of the façade on this, but the curtain walling and visible clips on the fins to the corner are really off-putting

By Bradford

It could have been so much more…

By 1981

Every time I think Manchester has built enough offices they build some more…and seem to fill them.Agree.. Nice design.

By Jed

A welcome addition to the city core!

The roads just need resurfacing! The pot holes on York Street are a disgrace.

By Jolly Good Show

Will be empty forever due to WFH

By Dan

Dan, you clearly pay no attention to the recent reports about office take up across Manchester here on PNW. Have a read , it’s an education.

By NoRomance