Pozzoni Architecture designed Citygate redevelopment completes in Manchester

The extensive redevelopment of the six-storey office development Citygate in the heart of Manchester has completed.

The 47,000 ft² scheme has seen the owned by Hermes Real Estate was designed by Pozzoni Architecture and the building has been completely remodelled over the last eight months.

The former Barclays Bank space including the upper floors have been stripped out, along with the existing toilets and former reception. Externally a new façade to the primary elevation has dramatically changed the visual appearance of the building and brighter floor plates have been created with floor to ceiling glazing.

Jamie Wood, director and head of the commercial team at Pozzoni, said:

“This has been a fantastic project to work on because we have been able to make such vast improvements in a relatively short space of time, leaving a building that is fitting for its prime location in the city centre. It has been a real team effort and the quality of the end product speaks for itself.”

Russell Black, director of asset management at Hermes real Estate, said:

“We purchased the Citygate development in 2011 and since then, we have had plans to update it. When Barclays moved on it was the perfect opportunity to redevelop the space and Pozzoni did a great job in designing a suitable layout using contemporary, sustainable materials to bring it right up to date.

“We have already had a number of enquiries about the space, so we are very confident about letting the newly refurbished space.”

Colliers is sole agent on the Citygate scheme.

With over thirty years’ experience, Pozzoni has built up an impressive portfolio of public and private sector developments including offices, industrial, education, retail, housing, leisure and care projects from its offices in Manchester and London.