Crown House on Newcastle Avenue, which until two years ago housed the Department of Health and Social Security, is now being refurbished after being bought by Manchester-based Hurstwood in 2010.
The company is in talks with two businesses looking to take the office space and a retailer interested in one of the units.
The work, which is due to be completed later this month, will transform Crown House into circa 6,000 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor, with office space on the two floors above forming approximately 10,200 sq ft. It includes the installation of new lift system and a complete refurbishment throughout.
“Crown House is in an excellent location on the edge of the town’s main shopping area and the office space will bring a mix that’s not available anywhere else in the town centre,” says Ashley Loofe, Hurstwood Graduate Surveyor.
“Although the work isn’t yet complete we have had interest from a number of companies looking to take space there and we are very pleased with the level of interest that we’ve been able to generate.”
Crown House is something of a landmark site for the people of the town as, prior to the construction of the current property in the 1970s, the site served as the town’s cinema.
Hurstwood has commercial property interests in the North West, Midlands and Wales with approximately 500 occupier clients at over 100 locations. It is based at Marsden Street, Manchester.
For further information about Hurstwood and other properties contact Sales Director Mark Carling at Hurstwood on 0161 220 1995.