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Bowmer & Kirkland appointed on One New Bailey

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English Cities Fund (ECf) has appointed contractor Bowmer & Kirkland to deliver One New Bailey, a 125,000 sq ft, eight-storey office development situated on the banks of the River Irwell.

Funded by Legal and General, the development marks a key milestone in the New Bailey scheme, which also includes a 615 space multi storey car park, currently under construction, and a 143-bed Premier Inn which has also been constructed by Bowmer & Kirkland. The Premier Inn completed on September 29th and is due to open in November 2014.

The Ralli Courts building, which formerly occupied the One New Bailey site has now been demolished and work started on October 20th 2014.

One New Bailey provides large floorplates of up to 17,212 sq ft and will be developed to the latest BREEAM Excellent standard. There are a number of leisure opportunities to the ground floor for a vibrant mix of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as an enhanced public realm to the exterior in the form of a new public square, extensive landscaping and an outdoor events space, which can be accessed by the existing pedestrian bridge from Spinningfields.

Neil Brook, Bowmer & Kirkland North West Regional Director, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed on the next phase of the New Bailey development and look forward to furthering our relationship with ECf on what is a very important project being the first office development.”

Phil Mayall, development director at ECf, said: "Appointing a contractor on One New Bailey is another giant step forward in developing this exciting scheme, which will deliver much-needed, high quality office space in an excellent city centre location.

“We are very pleased to have appointed Bowmer & Kirkland on One New Bailey as they have already completed the Premier Inn to the agreed timescales and budget. We look forward to continuing to work with the team going forward."

Buro Four is the contract administrator and DTZ and JLL are joint agents on the scheme, which is due for completion in spring 2016.

ECf is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General and the Homes and Communities Agency.