Allied London secures permission for flagship Spinningfields building

Award winning developer Allied London has secured planning permission to redevelop Quay House, Spinningfields, Manchester, into a new 19-storey office building with a skyline restaurant. The building will be rebranded as No 1 Spinningfields.

Designed by Ian Simpson Architects, the building will provide 343,000 gross sq ft of flexible office accommodation that will appeal to a variety of occupiers. The ground floor will also provide space for potential restaurants, café and retail occupiers, further enhancing the public realm aspect. A pedestrian route will run through the middle of the ground floor, improving connectivity between Quay Street and Hardman Square.

The planning application has been compiled and submitted by Deloitte Real Estate. The development preserves Hardman Square as a public realm space, which is a new feature of the Spinningfields masterplan.

Michael Ingall, CEO of Allied London said: “With No 1 Spinningfields we intend to create the most desirable office building in the UK, outside of London. Inspired by buildings from around the world, it will be a powerful statement for us and for Manchester.

“We have already had strong interest from several potential occupiers, demonstrating the strength of the Spinningfields offer and the confidence that businesses have in our ability to deliver the product they need.”