Styles&Wood to revamp office building in Manchester, UK

16 September 2015 (Last Updated September 16th, 2015 18:30)

UK-based integrated property services and project delivery firm Styles&Wood has won a contract worth £17.7m for refurbishment of Westminster House in Manchester.

UK-based integrated property services and project delivery firm Styles&Wood has won a contract worth £17.7m for refurbishment of Westminster House in Manchester.

Refurbishment for Aviva Investors will be undertaken by Styles&Wood's project division.

Located on Portland Street, the 15,000m² building will need to be upgraded to Grade A standards of office accommodation and environmental performance.

"The group now has in excess of 25,000m² of office space under refurbishment for legal, financial and insurance blue chip customers."

Renovation works are expected to be completed within November 2016.

Scope of the contract includes refurbishment of the fabric and finishes inside the building, along with mechanical and electrical upgrades on a phased basis; however, it will be used by the existing tenant while the project continues.

Following completion of the scheme, which has been designed by BDP, WSP and Chapman BDSP, Aviva Investors will be looking for new tenants for around 9,000m² of the revamped space through their leasing agents, Savills and Cushman and Wakefield.

Styles&Wood CEO Tony Lenehan said: "This is a significant win for Styles&Wood in a key growth sector for a number of the group's service lines.

"The group now has in excess of 25,000m² of office space under refurbishment for legal, financial and insurance blue chip customers. This reinforces our credentials for corporate office clients on a national scale."