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May 21 2009

Co-op coup for 3DReid
3DReid have unveiled their design for the Co-operative Group’s new headquarters office building, on land opposite the Group’s current home in the Co-operative Insurance tower on Miller Street, Manchester.

Incorporating some 320,000sq/ft of open plan office space over 16 storeys, the scheme will provide the Co-op with a modern working environment, improved facilities and greater scope for flexible working.

The Co-operative Group Chief Executive Peter Marks explained:  “The Co-operative Group was born and raised in Manchester. Our decision to build our new headquarters here is another clear sign of the renaissance of our business and our confidence in the future.  Our new head office will not only enable us to continue our commercial contribution to city life but will also play a part in helping to make Manchester a 21st century leader in sustainable development.

“We recognise the historic importance of our present premises and we occupy a number of buildings on the site.  However, they do not provide the kind of working environment which we want for our business and our employees in the years ahead.

A planning application is to be submitted to Manchester City Council in July, if successful would see construction commence toward the beginning of 2010 for occupation by mid 2012.

The consultant team includes Buro Happold and Gardiner & Theobald, with Jones Lang LaSalle and WHR acting as commercial agents.

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