Freetrade Exchange Manchester

Planning Consultancy

BCO Award winning conversion of Grade II listed building, to create Grade A office accommodation in Manchester City centre.

    Our sensitive restoration breathed new life into a Grade 2 listed 1860’s cotton warehouse that sits proudly on the corner of Peter Street, Manchester. The original character of the building was retained with a design philosophy based on being clear, contemporary and reversible interventions, transforming the building into breath-taking Grade A office accommodation which is bursting with character.

    We brought the lower ground floor storey back into use, replaced an old roof top extension, conserved the external envelope and sensitively refurbished the office floors. Early engagement with the main contractor and close collaboration with Manchester City Council planning department and conservation officer resulted in a smooth, successful delivery.

    Staff and clients are all impressed with the look and 'feel' of the building, combining classical, solid architecture with a modern, bright, comfortable working environment.

    Tony Antczak The RA Roberts Partnership