Construction services firm Carillion has won the contract to develop a key office venture in the heart of Manchester.
The company, whose previous developments include the Tate Modern gallery in London, fended off rivals Bam and Kier to secure the £60 million contract to build the One St Peter’s Square scheme.
The completed premises will have 281,000 sq ft of office space and already accountants and business advisers KPMG have agreed to occupy three floors before making it their national headquarters in 2015.
Manchester firm Connell Brothers has been tasked with demolishing the existing 1960s Elizabeth House building on the site and the new development is set for completion in Spring 2014.
Glenn Howells Architects submitted designs for the new building last year and have been given the go ahead by city planners.
“One St Peter’s Square is not only a building of significant architectural merit but it will also create a new landmark building at the gateway to the city centre,” said John Rodaway, account director at Carillion