Peel has progressed with its refurbishment of The Victoria at Salford Quays, bringing forward 80,000 sq ft of office space after the exit of the building’s two main tenants, Bupa and WSP.
Working with architect Bate & Taylor, the developer has appointed Seddon on a £5m contract to refurbish the 23-year-old building, including an overhaul of its M&E, alongside modernisation and remodelling of offices, reception, and common areas.
The redevelopment of the 115,000 sq ft building, which is due to start this month and complete by the end of the year, will bring 80,000 sq ft back to the market in Salford Quays with floorplates of around 16,000 sq ft over nine storeys.
Place North West first revealed Peel was set to refurbish the building in February this year.
Peel’s redevelopment follows the departure of Bupa, which is moving to a purpose-built facility at Salford Quays, built by Morgan Sindall. The healthcare company has signed a 15-year lease on the 145,000 sq ft building which is set to house around 2,000 staff.
WSP, meanwhile, has 20,000 sq ft at the Victoria but will relocate to No8 First Street as it looks to bring its three Manchester office under one roof.
As well as staff relocating from the Victoria, WSP’s Parsons Brinckerhoff office will relocate to First Street from Oxford Road and staff from Mouchel will move from St James House on Queen Street.