City Northwest | Soller plot 100,000 m² office in Manchester

Heritage preservation is an important part of the scheme. Credit: Soller Group

Dan Whelan

The developer is in pre-application discussions with the City Council on the project, which involves redevelopment of a site on the corner of Great Ancoats Street and Lever Street.

London-based Soller Group plans to create up to 100,000 square feet of new construction workspace on the plot.

The project would also include “significant preservation” of the site’s heritage assets, particularly those on Lever Street, according to Soller CEO Nick Treadaway.

The aim of the scheme is to be BREEAM Excellent, WELL ‘Gold’ and Wiredscore ‘Platinum’ and get an A rating on EPC.

Soller aims to submit a planning application for the development next year.

The firm is working with Glenn Howells Architects and planning consultant Avison Young to develop the plan. Turley advises the developer on heritage.

Soller completed the acquisition of the site last year. The plot, which is occupied by restaurants Bem Brasil and Golden Tandoori, among others, was unequally owned and the acquisition period lasted six months, according to the developer.

Elsewhere in town, Soller brings up a dorm on Oxford Road. The developer has in principle entered into a 20-year lease with a “market-leading F&B company” for the lower retail unit, and a 10-year lease with an international student housing provider for the units on the upper floors.

In Liverpool, the company is behind a plan for 277 apartments in Everton, designed by Falconer Chester Hall.

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