Contractor Bowmer + Kirkland has started construction of Four New Bailey, a 175,000 sq ft office building at English Cities Fund’s Salford scheme.
“The BT letting was a huge endorsement for what we’re trying to achieve here at New Bailey and this commitment confirmed to us that we’re creating a neighbourhood that leading names want to be part of,” said Phil Mayall, regional director of the English Cities Fund, a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England.
Four New Bailey, designed by Make Architects, is the fourth office to come forward at the consortium’s New Bailey scheme, part of the wider £1bn Salford Central masterplan.
English Cities Fund has already delivered One and Two New Bailey, while construction of Three New Bailey is nearing completion.
Earlier this month, plans for a fifth new-build office development at New Bailey were approved by Salford City Council.
Mayall added: “Getting the spade in the ground on our latest development at New Bailey and keeping momentum on the wider scheme, despite the ongoing pandemic, is something we’re incredibly proud of.
“Once complete and occupied by BT, Four New Bailey will bring hundreds of new jobs to the city and will play an important role in Salford’s long-term recovery when we emerge from the other side of the pandemic.”