Workspace appointed to Bruntwood Works refurb

Design and Build contractor, Workspace D&B, has been appointed to deliver the pioneering 111 Piccadilly refurbishment project in Manchester for Bruntwood Works.

The transformation which will see a café lounge, exhibition and event space installed on the ground floor.

A planted entrance is being designed and installed by ANS, and a garden is being created outside the reception with trees planted in partnership with City of Trees.

This project is part of a wider £50m investment program by Bruntwood Works, to transform a selection of its buildings in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.

Workspace will start on-site in August with a 7 month fit-out project planned to bring the refurbishment to completion. The team will work closely with architect 3D Reid who will manage the project and coordinate site activity.

Award winning Workspace D&B recently bolstered its headcount, appointing two additional company directors and launched a base in the Midlands. The fit-out firm has a long-standing relationship with Bruntwood across the north-west and in Birmingham completing projects such as: St. James’ Building, Manchester One and Oxford House.

Managing Director of Workspace D&B, Russell Davis said: “This is a pioneering scheme for Bruntwood Works and one we are really pleased to be involved with. We have developed a strong relationship with the team and fully understand the wider vision for this £50m investment.

“Refurbished space provides opportunity to bring out original character but also develop a modern spin to the build, so it is always an opportunity we as a company relish.

“This has already been a big year for the company and this project just adds to the excitement.”

Andrew Cooke, regional director at Bruntwood Works, said: “We’re really excited to progress our plans for 111 Piccadilly to create an incredible space with community and collaboration at its heart. Investment in cutting-edge technology including air quality and heat sensors will help to create one of Manchester’s smartest workspaces. Bruntwood Works has partnered with Workspace D&B on a number of projects over the years so know that the 111 Piccadilly development will be in trusted hands and we can’t wait to see work begin.”