Steam Packet House lobby

Steam Packet House refurbishment sails on

Redbridge Interiors has completed the first stage of the refurbishment of the office building on Cross Street, Manchester.

The £500,000 project is halfway through its 15-week upgrade programme with refurbishment of four floors and WCs now complete and handed over to the client, Ribot Investments, the property trust fund of Manchester bookmaker Fred Done.

Work is now set to start on the building's entrance foyer and remaining common parts. The 1910 building's original use was as the headquarters of the Steam Packet Company. The new foyer design includes black and white floor tiles, a chandelier, a palette of claret and aubergine, and an original piece of wall art as the centrepiece.

Redbridge's managing director, Martin Bridge, said: "It has been a real privilege to work on this project for Ribot Investments. Not only is it a fantastic high profile period property, but the opportunity to work for such a passionate fellow United supporter, Fred Done, makes the job even more enjoyable!

"It has been a challenging project as it demanded we work around the building's existing tenants in order to keep disruption to a minimum and with safety a priority. The feedback we have had thus far from Linder Myers Solicitors, who is an existing tenant occupying two floors and have been resident whilst all of the communal works have been undertaken, has been exceptional."

The project is due for completion by the end of the year. Joint letting agents are Edwards & Co and OBI Property.

Your Comments

More terrible puns please, paul. When is the ‘launch’?Did the refurbishment cost a ‘packet’? etc etc

By Gaul Prune

When will it be ‘ship shape’?

By Dave

Enjoy them while they last. Puns are only allowed in December. It’s the law.

By Ed

It’s good to see the tide has turned for this building.

By gw

It’s nice to see this sort of thing going ahead when other projects are being scuppered…

By FunkyGibbon

Hi, I would just like to comment that the amazing design concept shown above was actually produced by my sister Louise Fitton (who has now launched her own company – Louise Fitton Interior Design Consultancy) and the image shown above was actually produced by her along with the concept – good isn’t it?!

By Jennifer Fitton

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