Sisk celebrated a major milestone at Circle Square with the topping out of its first two commercial buildings-No.1 and No.2 Circle Square.
Located in the heart of Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor innovation district, No.1 and No.2 Circle Square provide 400,000 ft2 of commercial workspace at the new city centre neighbourhood.
Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, joined Guy Fowler, Managing Director North & Major Projects at Sisk, Chair of Bruntwood SciTech - Chris Oglesby, and guests to celebrate the landmark event.
No.1 and No.2 Circle Square have already received exceptional levels of interest from national and international innovation-led businesses. Global tech company Hewlett Packard Enterprise has already announced the relocation of 300 employees to No.1 Circle Square to be close to the city’s talent pool, while leading law firm for many businesses in the science and tech sector - Mills & Reeve recently announced the relocation of its Manchester office to No.1 Circle Square in 2020.
Due to be completed by September 2020, No.1 and No.2 Circle Square have been designed by leading architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and are being built by Sisk. Both buildings offer a range of co-working, small office suites and social spaces, as well as larger floor plates to accommodate fast growing digital and tech businesses. No.1 will also provide state-of-the-art conference and events facilities and a large ground floor welcome space with cafe.
Companies based at Circle Square will also benefit from Bruntwood SciTech’s bespoke programme of business support providing access to skills and talent, finance and funding and new markets as well as collaboration opportunities with some of the city’s most disruptive tech startups and scaleups. A range of social, health and wellbeing events will also be provided.
Circle Square - a joint venture between Bruntwood SciTech and Vita Group - is a new neighbourhood for the city that will boast over 1,700 new homes, 1.2 million sq ft of workspace and over 100,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, providing a variety of boutique retailers, restaurants, bars and pavement cafes, all centered around Symphony Park. The Park, the first in the city for a generation, will host a variety of community and cultural events celebrating the city’s dynamic and creative community for residents and visitors alike.
Guy Fowler, Managing Director North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son said:
“We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone for the project at Circle Square in the heart of Manchester. Thanks to all the team and our supply chain partners for all the work in getting us this far and we look forward to delivering the completed development next year and creating another key landmark for the city of Manchester.”
For further information please contact Chris Barry or Tom Carlin on 0161 804 1400.
Notes to editors:
A landmark new neighbourhood in the heart of Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor innovation district, Circle Square is a diverse 2.4m sq ft urban destination, a unique location to live, learn and relax, a place where science, technology and the arts meet and mix to enable the extraordinary.
A joint venture between Bruntwood SciTech and Vita Group, Circle Square provides 1.2 million sq ft of high quality workspace offering a mix of coworking, collaboration space and small suites; 1,700 new homes; 100,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, two hotels; 250,000 sq ft of beautifully designed public realm and car parking for 1,014 vehicles.
It is already home to the re-launched Manchester Technology Centre which offers a specialist incubator for start-ups and entrepreneurs focussing on data science and innovation and new pop up retail and leisure destination - Hatch
Construction is currently underway, with two thirds expected to be complete in 2020.