Patrick Properties has appointed Russells Construction to carry out a £700,000 refurbishment of Bow Chambers, the 16,500 sq ft office building in Manchester city centre.
Bow Chambers, on the corner of Tib Street and Cross Street, and comprises 6,406 sq ft of retail at ground level with lettings to Subway, Cafe Nero and Leoni's Restaurant and 10,000 sq ft of office accommodation, which is part let to property consultancy firm, Eddisons.
Andrew Dickman, managing director of Patrick Properties, said: "We were very keen to start work on this project which will see the complete refurbishment of the common areas as well as three floors of the offices to a Grade A standard with floorplates of 2,500 sq ft. Work has now started with a view to it being completed by March."
Alex Russell, associate director of joint letting agent CBRE, said: "We are eagerly awaiting the completion of Bow Chambers when we can bring the newly refurbished building to the market. For the last two years lettings of sub-5,000 sq ft have dominated the take-up figures and we anticipate that, owing to the prominent location of this listed landmark building in the city's prime core, it will appeal to a strong market where demand for this type of accommodation is high."
Edwards & Co is the joint letting agent.