COMING SOON: The Old Banking Hall Refurbished into a Modern Workplace, Restaurant & Bar

Bruntwood Works have secured the planning for the transformation of the old banking hall on Mosley Street in the city centre...

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 19 July 2022

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Considered a Victorian masterpiece, the Grade II listed building on 38-42 Mosley Street was built in 1862 to house the Manchester and Salford Bank. The last great work of architect Edward Walkers, it’s an extravagant Italian palazzo-style building, clad in yellow-grey York stone with tall elegant windows and grand original features.

Back in February of this year, Bruntwood Works submitted plans to give the historic site a reinvention as a workspace and leisure destination, including refurbishing four floors of office space into a range of suites, creating a new communal lounge, a unique hospitality offering housed in the old banking hall, plus basement wellness facilities including a gym, cycle scheme, showers and changing facilities.

This week saw those plans approved by the council, and the new building will be known as ‘Bond‘.

Bruntwood will refurbish all four floors of the building, creating fully-fitted suites on them, with new offices ranging from 1,000 sq ft to 6,000 sq ft. There are also plans to create a communal lounge with a fireplace, as well as a gym, screening room, showers and changing facilities in the basement.

On the ground floor, in the hugely impressive old banking hall, Bruntwood will host a restaurant and bar – restoring the building’s original historical features.

Manchester-based studio AXI designed the transformation, while Paul Butler Associates was the planner and BB Heritage Studio the heritage consultant.

Work on the 33,000 sq ft Bond is expected to begin in earnest ASAP and should complete in early 2023.