Work starts at BBRE’s Brown Street office scheme
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.