Revitalising Manchester’s industrial heritage

Nick Myall
Wednesday 28 Oct 2015

BuckleyGrayYeoman wins planning consent for the refurbishment of a bonded warehouse in Manchester, UK

BuckleyGrayYeoman is to rejuvenate a key element of Manchester’s industrial heritage and create a contemporary mixed-use development.

The Award-winning architecture and design practice has won planning consent for the refurbishment of the Bonded Warehouse in central Manchester on behalf of Allied London. The former 125,000 sq ft, 1860s industrial warehouse was previously occupied by Granada Television, the oldest operating purpose-built television studio in the UK.

As part of Manchester’s St John Masterplan, the regeneration of the Bonded Warehouse will express the building’s rich industrial heritage. The original facades will be retained, and the majority of the key characteristics of the existing structure, including original timber doors, metal details and the Crittall style windows, will be kept and refurbished.

The scheme will include six levels of office and retail space. High quality offices will occupy the top three floors, with retail occupying the lower three floors. The interiors will feature original brickwork and exposed Victorian details. New light wells on the ground floors will bring more light into the lower ground floors and will breathe life back into the old warehouse building.

Matt Yeoman, Director of BuckleyGrayYeoman said:

“The Bonded Warehouse provides well serviced, newly refurbished, stylish and flexible contemporary commercial and office space while responding to the existing fabric and meeting the user’s needs.

We have worked carefully to create high quality, co-ordinated and modern design that maintains the rich industrial character of the building and brings back to life an iconic building in the heart of Manchester. ”

The Bonded Warehouse will provide an innovative and creative workspace for professionals and entrepreneurs in the heart of Manchester.

Work will commence on the project in 2016.


Nick Myall

News Editor

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