The English Cities Fund’s latest office development at New Bailey – a 16,200m² Grade A, BREEAM ‘Excellent’ office building for telecommunications giant BT – has received unanimous approval from Salford City Council’s planning department.
BT’s new regional hub will occupy the entire building, comprising the ground floor and an additional 10 storeys on a 20-year lease. The deal between The English Cities Fund and BT represents the largest single office deal in the region in 2020.
Designed by Make Architects, the architectural practice behind the iconic Three New Bailey, Four New Bailey will boast its own unique design with an exposed lattice steel frame, unlike any other development in the city.
Phil Mayall, Regional Director at The English Cities Fund, said: “It’s a great moment to reach the latest milestone in the development of Four New Bailey, which will break the mould in terms of its striking design and sustainability credentials, while meeting BT’s needs for their new regional hub. It’s a highly-competitive market in Greater Manchester, so we’re making sure we’re doing everything we can to create workspaces that promote wellness, sustainability and agile working.”
Jack Sargent, Project Architect at Make Architects, said: “This is a key building in The English Cities Fund’s masterplan. Their overall vision is for a site with connections, both logistically and to nature and with amenities and facilities that create a place where people want to work. The building itself embodies this with retail and leisure, with great views out and with high quality flexible and large floorplates.”
Work on this latest building is expected to start on site later this year.