BOX WHARF AND TIMBER WHARF, MANCHESTER

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DEVELOPER
Urban Splash - Manchester-based inner city developer

LOCATION
Castlefield, o­n the Bridgewater Canal in Manchester city centre

SCALE
Five 850 sq ft live/work units in 85 unit Boxworks residential scheme with 17 2000 sq ft live/work units o­n adjoining Timber Wharf site

STAGE
Boxworks completed early summer 2002

DIVISION OF LIVE/WORK SPACE
Unspecified ratio - most take up is expected to be for purely business use

GETTING PLANNING CONSENT
No details available

FUNDING
Received some heritage regeneration funding

TARGET MARKET
Web based, creative start up, currently home based, businesses seeking additional space

NETWORKING/CLUSTERING?
None enabled

VIABILITY
Boxworks - all sold and six out of 17 units at Timberwharf sold

TENURE
For sale o­n a 999 year lease

EMPLOYMENT IMPACT
30 people employed at Boxworks. Expect up to 250 jobs at Timber Wharf. Boxworks occupiers include an estate agent, film company, architects and graphic designers. Take up at Timber Wharf includes a showroom for furniture store Mouch, an art gallery and the scheme’s developer Urban Splash itself.

ICT
Wireless broadband - each building will have wireless access points

DEFINING FEATURES
David Morgan says: 'Many firms have been small businesses looking for space near to Manchester city centre. The intention was for people to fit them out to their own requirements, but they are starting to fit them out themselves'

Contact: Urban Splash sales and marketing director David Morgan (0161) 839 8998




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