Powell Williams LLP ties up ÃÂ£1.6m Manchester office refurbishment for Kames Capital
Kames Capital has wrapped up a ÃÂ£1.6 million refurbishment in the
heart of Manchester's city centre on behalf of Aegon UK Property
The comprehensive refurbishment of the 70,000 sq. ft. office
building at 201 Deansgate in Manchester's central business district
began in August last year and was completed to budget ahead of
Acting for client Kames Capital, building consultancy Powell
Williams assisted with the restructuring of existing tenant leases
and project managed the CAT A refurbishment of two vacant floors
totalling 25,000 sq ft, rolling out the refurbishment to update the
common areas and enhance the building's identity and provision.
Powell Williams rose to the challenge of programming and
managing complex works without disturbing existing tenants within
Chris Wakefield, Assistant Fund Manager at Kames Capital, has
confirmed that one of the two available floors are in advance
letting negotiations, bearing out the great demand for high-quality
office space in Manchester.
He said: "Through proactive procurement and programming, Powell
Williams has managed to deliver a greater extent of quality
refurbishment within the agreed budget to enable the fund to
deliver high quality space back to the market.
Powell Williams, which delivered the project through its Chester
office, counts BP, Standard Life and Aviva amongst bluechip clients
benefiting from its expert advice. Partner Martin Hunt said: "This
has been a real collaborative effort throughout the whole supply
chain, with a shared vision by all stakeholders to deliver a high
"In addition to the visual enhancement, which will have a strong
presence on Deansgate, sustainability gains have been incorporated
that offer a tangible benefit to running costs and occupiers. The
installation of cycle racks and shower rooms with lockers, for
instance, aligns with the Corporate Social Responsibility statement
of many corporate occupiers as well as tenant needs."
Joint letting agents for the refurbished office accommodation
are Cushman & Wakefield and Jones Lang LaSalle.