March 4, 2024

M&G and Ask kick off 112,000 sq ft “brown-to-green” Manchester office refurb

Ask Real Estate has been appointed by M&G as development manager for 58 Mosley Street, one of Manchester’s flagship “brown-to-green” office conversion projects.

The 112,000 sq ft building, now rebranded as Aviary, is undergoing a £11.5 million transformation which will deliver a Grade A highly sustainable and wellbeing-led office scheme, and work on the refurbishment is now underway with main contractor, TSK.

Due to complete in October 2024, Aviary will be net zero carbon in operation and is targeting a NABERS 5-star rating in addition to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certification. M&G’s decision to refurbish 58 Mosley Street rather than demolish and rebuild, will produce around 69% less carbon emissions. The development work also includes a new Booth Street entrance to create a new pocket of public realm through the installation of planters.

The refurbishment is focusing on the upper floors of the building, reception, basement and roof, with features including a communal roof terrace, gym, multi-purpose studio and business lounge.

CBRE and Sixteen Real Estate have been appointed as agents for the project.

Jamie Hills, development director at Ask Real Estate: “We are delighted to be working with M&G on bringing forward a project that reflects a responsible and balanced approach to development by substantially refurbishing an existing office building.

“Throughout the design process we have challenged the status quo on building amenity, wellbeing and environmental credentials and believe Aviary will be well placed to meet the demands of the modern workforce.”