Summer start for Marshall’s 370,000 sq ft Manchester offices
Designed by Jon Matthews Architects, the project would see two commercial buildings constructed off City Road.
The demolition of the existing mirrored glass-clad office building on the site could begin this August, according to documents Marshall CDP has lodged with Manchester City Council.
In its place, the developer proposes constructing two office blocks of 11 and 15 storeys, providing a combined 370,000 sq ft of workspace.
Manchester City Council granted Marshall planning approval for the City Road scheme more than two years ago.
Work could not begin immediately as there were still tenants within the existing building, which Marshall acquired in 2017.
However, following the departure of Xenadin, which relocated to 100 Barbirolli Square earlier this year, it is understood the building is now empty and can be demolished.
Located close to First Street, the scheme would take the number of office projects on either side of Medlock Street with or awaiting planning approval to four, all designed by Jon Matthews Architects.
Together, One City Road, One Medlock Street – located on the plot immediately south – plus the two buildings on plots 10a and 9a at First Street, have a combined footprint in excess of 1m sq ft.
To learn more about the project, search for reference number 128002/FO/2020 on Manchester City Council’s planning portal.