Royal London Asset Management's 21,000 sq ft office building in New Islington, east Manchester, will be called Fabrica, after the area's textile heritage.
RLAM said Fabrica, on the corner of Pollard Street and Great Ancoats Street, is the 'only true speculative office development in Manchester city centre', others such as One St Peter's Square being partially pre-let.
The BREEAM 'excellent' office building designed by 5plus Architects, will contain four floors of offices over the ground floor reception. Work started on site last year on the office and adjacent hotel building for Ibis, which will contain 150 rooms and street-level retail.
The main contractor is Galliford Try. CR8 Management is the project manager. WHR Property Consultants is the retained agent on the scheme, due for completion in November 2012.