Mosley Street Ventures, Fred and Peter Done’s property firm, have submitted their plans for a 162,000 sq ft office block. No. 2 St Peter’s Square will be located next to No 1, which is currently being built, where Century House used to be.
A major redesign of St Peter’s Square will be delivered by German architects Latz+Partner. This will involve moving the Sir Edwin Lutyens-designed cenotaph and the tram stop, and installing a new monument to commemorate the 15 people killed in the 1819 Peterloo Massacre.
Fred Done said: “This project once completed will create one of Manchester’s most sought after office spaces. We have worked extensively with the city and English Heritage to ensure the design compliments their vision for the changing face of St Peter’s Square. We are extremely proud to be connected to this project and the quality of the building that will be created.”
The council’s chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein said: “The redevelopment of St Peter’s Square is key to the growth of Manchester’s economic centre. Our vision is to provide a world class setting to help reinforce the perception of Manchester as a dynamic, creative and confident city. The investment in Manchester’s City Library, the extension of the Town Hall and the Metrolink second city crossing is going to reinvent the site, and No 2 St Peter’s Square is an important element of that.”