Posted by Zoe Boddy-McEwen

Posted 10 September, 2014 OBI NEWS

SmallThe £6m restoration of one of Manchester’s historic warehouses has now reached completion.

Around 65,000 sq ft of office space and an additional 15,000 sq ft of retail space has been created at Sevendale House, one of the Northern Quarter’s most prominent buildings.

Owned by Philip J Davies Holdings, the £6m renovation of the 120,000 sq ft Grade II listed buildings involved a complete refurbishment of the five upper office floors, providing Grade A space, in typical floor plates of 15,900 sq ft.

The floors can sub-divide enabling it to cater for a range of sizes, with each floor retaining original characteristics where possible, with the reintroduction of the building’s original lightwell, a key feature of the restoration.

ARJ are the contractors for the Roger Stephenson-designed scheme, with OBI Property both project managers and leasing consultants for the development.

Dominic Horridge, director of OBI Property, said; “It has been a pleasure to have worked on such an iconic grade 2 listed building in Manchester and to produce such an innovative space which has been well received by the market.”

Daniel Harris & Co are joint letting agents on the scheme.

Mark Davies, director of Philip J Davies Holdings, said; “Sevendale House is one of the Northern Quarter’s most striking buildings and this extensive refurbishment has brought it back to its former glory, creating inspiring workspaces within one of the city’s most popular locations.

“The reinstated lightwell, atrium and glass lifts are key features of the building, which, alongside offering Grade A space at a competitive rent, make this scheme stand out amongst its competitors.”

The building is due to launch this Thursday.