Summer finish for £2m Ducie House refurb

Town Centre Securities is due to complete its £2m refurbishment of Ducie House on the edge of Manchester’s Piccadilly Basin in summer 2020.

Designed by architect Cartwright Pickard and being delivered by contractor Stonehouse, work is currently ongoing to deliver both internal and external works on the 33,000 sq ft building.

The former petticoat factory was acquired by TCS in 2018 from Urban Splash to extend its Piccadilly Basin portfolio.

The office includes tenants from the fashion and design sectors, and has previously been a base for bands including Simply Red and 808 State.

Works include the reconfiguration of existing smaller suites on the first, second and third floors, in order to offer larger suites of between 2,200 sq ft to 4,000 sq ft.

In addition, TCS is building in a balcony and break out space across the upper floors, as well as upgrading of all other common parts of the building, including meeting rooms, shower facilities, and a new lift.

The last element of the programme will include upgrading flexible tenant space of 200 sq ft to 700 sq ft.

The latest occupier to sign to Ducie House is K7 Media, which outgrew its Dale Street HQ and moved its team into 2,500 sq ft last year.

Chris Collins, associate director at Town Centre Securities said: “We are confident that the upgraded building will attract a range of growing, dynamic businesses and are already in early negotiations with potential occupiers.

“We are keen to build organic growth throughout the building and further grow our thriving business community and neighbourhood.”

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