Russells Construction to deliver flagship £34m Manchester office refurbishment

Russells Construction has won the contract to refurbish the Grade II listed Hanover office on Manchester's NOMA development.

The north west contractor will carry out the £34 million upgrade of the flagship city centre warehouse on Corporation Street, with completion due in August 2018.

The 109,000 sq ft development is being stripped back and remodelled, creating 91,000 sq ft of Grade A office space and 18,000 sq ft of available retail and leisure.

The design incorporates numerous historic features, such as fine glazed tiles in the stairwells and coffered plastered ceilings.

The extensive terracotta façade will be cleaned and carefully repaired, with like-for-like sensitive repairs being carried out on all retained elements.

Hanover has achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating thanks to a heavy focus on low energy mechanical and electrical systems, upgraded thermal and acoustic insulation and close proximity to public transport.

Once complete, NOMA - a joint venture between The Co-op and Hermes Investment Management - hopes to attract a range of creative and technology firms to the city centre’s emerging innovation district.

Gareth Russell, director at Russells Construction, said: “As well as restoring a beautiful Grade II-listed building back into use, the investment being put in by NOMA will help Hanover surpass former glories. We aim to create an attractive and functional space while also enhancing the fabric and character of the original building.”

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