Soapworks scrubs up nicely

The first office phase of Carlyle's Salford development, the Boilerhouse, 20,000 sq ft over four floors, has been completed.

Ben du Boulay, director of the Carlyle Group, said: "The Boilerhouse offers occupiers high quality contemporary office accommodation in a great location, only about five minutes from the centre of Manchester.

"It is already attracting a great deal of interest, especially from businesses who want to be situated within the vibrant Media City area, at a really competitive price."

Quoting rents at Soapworks start from £15/sq ft. The Boilerhouse is the first phase of the wider Soapworks redevelopment of the former Colgate Palmolive factory, which will contain 400,000 sq ft of office, retail and leisure space, with 1,200 car parking spaces.

Carlyle is delivering Soapworks in a joint venture with Nikal Developments and Abstract Securities. Lettings agents are Mark Canning at Canning O'Neil and Chris Mulcahy at Jones Lang LaSalle.

The project team consists of architect Shed KM; cost consultant EC Harris; planning consultant Turley Associates, mechanical and electrical consultants Bennett Williams and NG Bailey; structural engineers Joule; fire engineers and sustainability consultants AECOM.

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