MediaCity On The List Of Sites For Top Secret Project
The high profile Tomorrow project has increased its requirement for office space within Greater Manchester, according to media reports.
TheBusinessDesk.com has revealed that the secret venture, formerly known as Project Digital, is now looking at around 250,000 sq ft across 50 buildings in Greater Manchester. This is almost 40 per cent more than what was previously thought.
Buildings and sites on the list include MediaCityUK, The Hive on Lever Street, Manchester One and Ocean House at Towers in Didsbury. Citylabs, 196 Deansgate and St Peter's Square in Stockport are also believed to be under consideration.
The project was first announced almost 18 months ago and involves a consortium of organisations which are looking to bring a revolutionary new technology to the city.
In addition to the 50 buildings, the consortium wants to base its European headquarters in Manchester.
Although the finer details of the Tomorrow project remain undefined, it is certainly tremendously exciting for Manchester and complementary to the Manchester city region’s increasing profile as a creative industries hub.
“It has the potential to provide another major boost to the office market in Manchester, as well as the surrounding areas including Salford Quays. With projects in tow such as this it is not surprising that we are seeing consistent capital flows into the city region – following hard on the heels of HPFM’s acquisition of Exchange Quay today has seen the announcement of two more investment deals at Spinningfields. Most importantly we are seeing an increasing trend of development of new buildings and refurbishment of existing buildings which is very much a bellwether of a growing regional economy which will provide investors and companies with a healthy return on investment.
“I have a close connection with many of the buildings on the project list having over the years been involved in their original development, and it is marvellous to see that they are adaptable and relevant to innovative technology projects such as this.”
Roy Beckett - Partner