Schroders instructs Sheppard Robson on Manchester’s City Tower

23rd December 2014

Architect Sheppard Robson has been appointed by multi-national asset management company, Schroders, to create a refurbishment programme for the Manchester landmark, City Tower.

The mixed-use scheme comprises 350,000 square feet of office space, which offers the highest available office space outside of London. It also incorporates 23 modern retail and leisure units totalling 80,000 sq ft, a 280-bed, four star Mercure Hotel and 456 car parking spaces, complete with cycle hub. Sheppard Robson will work with Schroders to develop a refurbishment programme for some areas of the building including enhanced entrances, remodelling of the ground floor atrium and creation of a new business lounge behind a new main reception

Commenting on the appointment, Tony O’Brien, partner, Sheppard Robson said: “As a tenant of City Tower, we appreciate first-hand the scheme’s strengths and how these can be maximised. City Tower is one of Manchester’s most iconic commercial landmarks within Manchester and we look forward to working with Schroders to further improve and enhance its prestige.”

Tom Newman, Investment Manager, Schroders, added: “The refurbishment is being undertaken with a view to developing a very high quality offer for the buildings occupiers. The Tower currently has some vacancy and, working with Sheppard Robson along with our appointed agents, we are confident that this project will attract more businesses to City Tower.”