A rare opportunity to purchase the freehold of one of the oldest buildings within the Spinningfields area of Manchester City Centre. 76 Quay St is nestled comfortably within Manchester's premier business district, Spinningfields, and on the border of Manchester’s 800,000+ sq ft, newest residential and commercial neighbourhood, St John's Development.
76 Quay St is a gateway property, anyone travelling from Salford into Manchester will have passed this building. The property is in a prime location, within easily walkable distance to the Metrolink, Salford Central Train Station, and several car parks.
The property covers 4 floors, Lower Ground, Upper Ground, First Floor and Second Floor, and has been measured using a 3D Laser Survey, totalling 7,149 Square Foot. In 2020, the building was fully stripped out to allow the current owner to inspect the fabric of the building. The strip out has created a blank canvas for any developer or investor and has fully exposed the heritage and size of the building and allows the large floor to ceiling heights on each level to be fully appreciated.
The building has most recently been used as a combination of commercial office space and a physiotherapist, however, the current owners can share detail of the positive conversations they have had with the council regarding a residential conversion. A recent planning submission (Ref: 127708/fo/2020) was granted to allow for extensions to the existing windows. The primary aim of this planning submission achieved is to massively increase the amount of light that can flow into the lower ground floor.
Whilst not listed, and not in a conservation area, the building is of historical significance. The combination of timber beams, iron columns, and internal brickwork allude to the history of the building, originally built as a workshop in 1869.
The current owners are happy to share reports they have received from a variety of professionals, including architect, structural engineer, heritage consultant, M&E consultant. Additionally, asbestos reports have been completed and confirmed that the building does not contain asbestos, these can be shared on request. We stress that any potential purchaser should use these reports for information only and should not be relied upon.
The existing owners are more than happy to discuss joint ventures and offer finance to developers and owner occupiers who have strong proposals. We welcome viewings from all interested parties.