Lancashire firm’s £70m office plan

Lincoln House Brazennose Street plans
Lincoln House Brazennose Street plans
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Plans for a new £70 million office scheme have been submitted by Worthington Properties, part of the Preston-based Marcus Worthington Group.

The landmark office scheme will occupy a prime office location on Deansgate, Manchester, strategically positioned between the gateway to Spinningfields and Manchester’s civic core.

It will provide 113,500 sq ft of Grade A office space and a further 12,100 sq ft of retail space over two units.

Replacing 123-127 Deansgate, it will form an integral part of the wider redevelopment of Brazennose Street and Lincoln Square.

Construction is expected to start in summer 2016.

Based in Claughton-on-Brock, Marcus Worthington and Co is a leading contractor in commercial construction. The group comprises of four elements – Properties, Construction, Investment and its residential arm Hollinwood Homes.

Russell Worthington, director of Worthington Properties, said: “This BREEAM Excellent scheme will deliver 113,500 sq ft Grade A office floorplates on one of the busiest and most sought after locations in Manchester.

“It will make a welcome addition to this area of the city and will complement what is happening in Lincoln Square and its immediate surrounds.”

Glenn Howells Architects, which designed One St Peter’s Square and Vimto Gardens in Manchester and Salford respectively, was tasked with creating the impressive designs.

Dav Bansal, director added: “Paying homage to the industrial character of Deansgate with its red Victorian architecture, we are delighted with the contemporary yet strikingly calm approach to the design that compliments the centrepiece Grade I Listed John Ryland Library within this pivotal setting.

“It marks a significant opportunity on Deansgate and is a catalyst for the transformation of this area.”

Leading real estate agency Savills has been appointed to market the scheme. James Evans, of Savills added: “The proposed building occupies one of the highest profile spots within the city.

“It will provide a visually stunning addition to Deansgate.”