The redevelopment of 30 Brown Street in central Manchester, formerly known as St James’s Court, is now live with main contractor Russells Construction having commenced work on a 62-week build programme.
The building will be completely remodelled, with open services, a new façade and an additional floor added to increase the net internal area to 48,000 sq ft.
Boultbee Brooks Real Estate bought the building from HIMOR for £6.5m in April 2015 and appointed OBI Property to advise on its comprehensive refurbishment.
The professional team also includes PRP Architects, Tier Consult as structural engineers and REDS as M&E consultants.
The project brings another option for occupiers to the city’s traditional core, in what remains a hungry office market.
Last autumn, BBRE started work on 66,000 sq ft of offices at 67-75 Mosley Street, which is due for completion this summer.
The investor bought that site along with 79 Mosley Street and Castlefield Chapel as a £16m portfolio from M20 Property in July 2015. It also owns Croxley House in the city.