26 Cross Street launch brings boutique office space to Manchester

Catalyst Capital has officially unveiled its latest Manchester office building, 26 Cross Street, following a £3 million comprehensive refurbishment to provide a boutique-style office environment, with Bilfinger GVA and OBI Property appointed as leasing advisors.

Catalyst Capital, which successfully refurbished and let Manchester landmark building, Ship Canal House on King Street, has launched the renovated 26 Cross Street within the heart of the city’s prime core, to create an eight-storey Grade A office building with state-of-the-art suites.

Designed by 5 Plus Architects, the historic 21,500 sq ft building located in the St Ann’s conservation area, has retained its Portland-style façade and period features whilst creating contemporary office space with high level specification including air-conditioning and fully accessible raised floors, benefitted by natural light throughout.

Offices are available to let ranging in size from 2,000 sq ft to 2,800 sq ft, either cellularised or open plan, with access on each floor to WC and shower rooms.

Sarah Cooper, Portfolio Manager, Catalyst Capital, said: “We are delighted to be working in Manchester again and we are really pleased to launch 26 Cross Street which we believe offers something unique for occupiers seeking offices of distinction within the prime office core.

“We have worked really hard with our full professional team and contractor RG Group to create space which reflects what occupiers are looking for, the level of demand we are encountering at the moment certainly seems to bear this out.”

Christopher Cheap, Director at GVA said: “The location and quality of offer at 26 Cross Street are unquestionable and we as a leasing team have absolute belief that the space on offer will appeal to a wide range of occupiers who wish to align their business with office accommodation of this nature.

“There has been a significant amount of anticipation about the unveiling of the space and the feedback so far has all been very good. We hope to make announcements about new tenants within the near future.’

Richard Lace of joint advisor, OBI Property, added: “There is currently a limited supply of good quality grade A office suites of this size in Manchester city centre so we are confident the building will be well placed to capitalise on the increasing levels of demand. The period nature of the building and high quality boutique style accommodation will ensure it stands apart from the competition.”