Premier House comprises the office element and second part of the UK $200 million overhaul of the Renaissance site in Manchester, complementing redevelopment of the 27-storey Renaissance Hotel and a proposed 300-apartment tower. The Renaissance site project will reinvigorate what is currently a brutalist landmark at the end of Deansgate, while supporting the Manchester City Council’s ‘zero carbon’ city by 2038 target.
BG&E is providing the Property Alliance Group with structural engineering, facades consultancy and materials advice for Premier House, which will be partly demolished to enable development of 3,720 square metres of Grade A office space. New retail/leisure floorspace, refreshed facades, and an improved entrance will add to the building’s appeal and ensure activation. The structural transformation will be supported using high-quality materials for new cladding of the existing frame, ensuring optimal performance and durability.
The Renaissance site and vacant Premier House has long been earmarked for redevelopment, with Manchester City Council looking for a new proposal since initial plans were declined in 2017. The current joint venture between Property Alliance Group and investor Starwood Capital Group will reposition the site as a community landmark with market-leading commercial, hotel, and residential space.