News 12th March 2019 Manchester city centre

Workman leads next stage of prestigious NOMA scheme with the refurbishment of Grade II listed Redfern building.

Workman has been appointed as project manager to oversee the complex delivery of the construction programme on the £8.8million Redfern scheme.

The 58-week project will see the Grade II Dutch Modernist building stripped back and reworked to create a high-end mixed-use commercial space fronting Saddlers Yard, right in the heart of NOMA, Manchester.

Once complete Redfern will offer 7,600 sq ft of retail and leisure space spread across the lower ground and ground floor and over 40,000 sq ft of Grade A modern office space. New services will be installed internally, providing state-of-the-art facilities within a minimalist, industrial-style workspace with rooftop terrace allowing for sweeping views over the Manchester skyline.

Redfern is the fourth completed refurbishment in a series of high-quality renovation projects being undertaken across the 20-acre NOMA mixed-use neighbourhood in Manchester city centre.

It follows the completion of Hanover in 2018, the Grade II listed office and warehouse building totalling 189,000 sq ft, including 90,000 sq ft of Grade A office space alongside 30,000 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail and leisure space.

Hanover was completed three weeks ahead of schedule and under budget in 2018, following a two-year part-rebuild and refurbishment. Global e-commerce giant Amazon has recently agreed to take all six office-floors. other refurbishments included the Federation buildings and the recently completed Dantzic building, which finishes a month ahead of programme.

Comments and thoughts about the appointment

Building Consultancy Partner Richard Cooper commented: “The start on site of the Redfern project is a significant milestone, following on from the completion of Hanover last year. This is an outstanding showcase of the experience and expertise we have brought to this landmark neighbourhood restoration, as we continue to meet the challenges of renewing historic buildings in a complex site and delivering projects in a way to minimise risk to the client.”

Workman is appointed as Project Manager across the five buildings of the NOMA estate, project managing the refurbishments of Dantzic building, Old Bank Building and New Century House and Hall, as well as Redfern and the now complete Hanover. The Dantzic Building is currently on site and due to complete in May 2019.

The projects draw on our sizeable Building Consultancy team and depth of experience across the full spectrum of professional surveying services, from due diligence stage through to project management.

The NOMA scheme

Workman has also been appointed as managing agent across the NOMA scheme. Property Management Partner Anthony Boothman is working to deliver a significant placemaking strategy for this emerging neighbourhood.

The firm’s appointment as property manager underlines the strength of our service offering and ability, demonstrating how we can advise on projects from inception to completion, and beyond.