Urban Splash launches new workspace overlooking the Gay Village

Now fully refurbished, 5 Richmond Street offers 7,063 sq ft over three storeys

Award winning regeneration company Urban Splash has launched a brand-new office building in the centre of Manchester, with colourful interiors that match the vibrancy of the Gay Village outside. 

Now fully refurbished, 5 Richmond Street offers 7,063 sq ft over three storeys.

The building can be rented out in its entirety, or per floor – with each self-contained level offering kitchens, toilets and stair and lift access. 

The appeal though comes in the vibrancy of the spaces; appointed designers R2 Architecture have created a bold scheme that preserves the best of the original fabric, whilst adding new features to appeal to cool Northern businesses looking for something a little different. 

Businesses will benefit from Instagrammable colourful ’super graphics’ – artworks which immediately give the building a personality. 

The designs also see the building’s original features – exposed brickwork, beams and pillars – retained, as well as a grand, carved doorway, designed by original tenant Michael Nairn & Co as a tribute to the company’s Scottish heritage – and the Stuart Scottish royal family’s coat of arms.

“Having seen increasing demand this year, we are thrilled to add another commercial building to our portfolio,” said Aoife O’Sullivan, commercial lettings manager at Urban Splash.

“5 Richmond Street is based in a great location – for both work and play.

“The flexibility of the building means we can accommodate one large let that requires an entire premise or a number of businesses looking for one or two floors.

“We’re a flexible landlord and look forward to commencing conversations with prospective occupiers as they come back into our great city post-lockdown.” 

This self-contained building is located just a two-minute walk from Piccadilly Station, ideal for those travelling into Manchester via train or tram, plus the building offers parking directly outside the front door, with on and off-street options for visiting clients and those who commute via car.

The M60 ring road – which links all the main motorways – is only 20 minutes away.

Cyclists can safely store their bikes inside the building, and 5 Richmond Street is only a few minutes on foot from the Northern Quarter with its shops and eateries, whilst being a stone’s throw from the bars on Canal Street.  

The news comes as Urban Splash continued its letting success since the turn of the year, and it takes the developer’s letting to more than 40,000 sq ft since January.

“I am so proud of my colleagues and tenants during this time,” said commercial director Emily Handslip.

“Our business service support team have pulled together during COVID, offering a customer-led approach has seen us stand shoulder to shoulder with our occupiers this past year, helping businesses grow as they come out of lockdown. 

“What is so encouraging is that deals haven’t stopped – and we’ve continued to welcome lettings throughout these extremely difficult times.

“Our collaborative approach means we can now operate safely in a post-lockdown world alongside our tenants and continue to fill our newest workspace and leisure spaces with great people and great businesses.” 

For further information on 5 Richmond Street, visit urbansplash.co.uk.


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