Manchester’s iconic Kendals building overhaul approved
Ambitious plans to transform Manchester’s iconic Kendals department store into offices and ground floor shopping have got the thumbs up from city planners.
The Grade II former House of Fraser building in Deansgate, said to be the country’s oldest department store, will be completely overhauled and fitted with a two-storey rooftop extension.
Additionally, the linked NCP multi-storey car park is to be replaced with a new 275,000 sq ft 12-storey office building in a combined project reported to cost up to £170m.
This will bring the total office and retail space up to near 500,000 sq ft.
Once complete, the refurbishment will give the iconic building a new lease of life and allow it to function as a future-proofed, low-carbon office, while maintaining the historic ground floor retail.
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