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Historic manchester building set for 1920s transformation by Bruntwood Works

Landmark Manchester building, Blackfriars House, is set to undergo a major transformation as part of Bruntwood Works’ £50m Pioneer refurbishment project. 

01/10/2019 1 min read
Blackfriars House, Manchester

With a nod to the building’s rich heritage, the new ground floor lounge area will have a 1920s feel with co-working areas, meeting spaces and quiet concentration zones all designed with the iconic era in mind – all inspired by the building’s rish industrial heritage. 

Ciara Keeling, CEO of Bruntwood Works, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for us as we continue to roll out our Pioneer programme across our portfolio, improving facilities and offering next-level service to customers. As well as new workspace, the transformation  – designed by architects MgMaStudio and fit-out specialists DragonFly – will bring an enhanced environment with a true focus on wellbeing and collaboration. 

“Our Pioneer buildings offer a full range of space from meeting rooms to full floors of workspace and everything in between. Adding different types of spaces to Blackfriars will allow customers to access everything under one roof and flex within the building as their needs change.” 

The refurbishment is part of Bruntwood Works’ Pioneer project, which focuses on providing innovative environments with the ‘wow factor’.  

The programme centres on enhancing six key themes across its buildings, from technology and sustainability to biophilia, wellbeing, amenity and art. It also highlights Bruntwood Works’ commitment to creating connected communities within its regions, helping customers to build strong networks across neighbouring buildings to fuel growth. 

It will be rolled out at selected buildings across Bruntwood Works’ regional portfolio, which consists of £937 million of assets across Manchester, Cheshire, Liverpool and Leeds and Birmingham. 

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