A new 15 storey, 224,500 sq ft office development at Circle Square will provide another major boost to Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor innovation district.
Plans for the development are a response meeting soaring levels of demand for workspace from science and tech businesses looking to invest in Manchester - one of Europe’s top 20 digital cities.
The building will stand in one of the few remaining plots on the former BBC site, next to No.1 and No.2 Circle Square, also designed by FCBStudios and due for completion in summer 2020.
No.3 Circle Square will offer 13 full floors of office space, with floorplates of approximately 16,400 sq ft. The open-plan ground floor space combines a reception area with retail and leisure amenities, as well as a cycle hub and showers. There will also be a new roof terrace and lounge at the top of the building, providing companies at Circle Square with a private garden space from which to work that complements the new state-of-the-art conference and events facilities provided at No.1 Circle Square.
The glazed ceramic façade will pay homage to and complement the Victorian and Edwardian architecture prevalent in the neighbouring area.
Planning was submitted in November 2019 and subject to approval from Manchester City Council, it is expected that construction work on No.3 Circle Square will begin in March 2020.