Commercial Property Register
October - December 2018www.compropregister.com
The transformation of the Manchester City centre, which took a giant
step forward with Allied London’s Spinningfields, is progressing with
the development of St Peter’s Square.
The latest building, Landmark Manchester being built by Barings for
an institutional investor, is visible with the completion of the concrete
core for the 1t6,728 sq metres (180,000 sq ft) building which is due for
co0mpletion in summer2019.
Designed by Squire & Partners, Landmark has been constructed with an
offset core to enable large and efficient floorplates.
According to Barings, it fits into a market currently experiencing strong
demand coupled with limited supply. Landmark is only one of two new
build office developments to be completed in Manchester city centre next
year and it will complete Manchester City Council’s vision for St Peter’s
Square and the Civic Quarter.
Charles Weeks of Barings commented: “Manchester is thriving. It is
consistently one of the strongest, most active city centre office markets
outside of London. Landmark will play a pivotal role in what the city has to
offer by providing businesses with a destination that is both modern and
Allied London with its decade long view of
development has taken another step in the
broadening of Spinningfields with the opening
of Crown Square and the Oast House.
It has been designed by the Spanish architects
Arriola & Fiol to build a story around the historic
Oast House with the design taking inspiration from
European plazas where socialising and relaxing
outdoors forms a central part of everyday life.
A new feature of the square is a permanent
stage and outdoor bar area. David Drews of Allied
London said: “It offered a rare opportunity to use
landscape architecture to showcase the relationship
between the Oast House and Spinningfields which
is one that focuses on a careful juxtaposition of
marrying heritage-style space with the modern
clean lines of Spinningfields.”