3 Hardman Street

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3 Hardman Street
General information
Type Office
Location3 Hardman Street, Manchester, England
Coordinates 53°28′47″N2°15′01″W / 53.4797°N 2.2503°W / 53.4797; -2.2503 Coordinates: 53°28′47″N2°15′01″W / 53.4797°N 2.2503°W / 53.4797; -2.2503
Construction started2007
Completed2009 [1]
ManagementCapital Properties
Roof75 m (246 ft)
Technical details
Floor count16
Floor area369,800 square feet (34,360 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Sheppard Robson [1]
Developer Allied London Properties [1]
Structural engineer Capita Symonds [2]
Main contractor Bovis Lend Lease [2]

3 Hardman Street is a 16-storey high-rise building in Spinningfields, Manchester, England. At 75 metres, it is currently the third-tallest building in the Spinningfields area (after 1 Spinningfields and the Manchester Civil Justice Centre) and the tenth-tallest building in Manchester.

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3 Hardman Street was designed by architects Sheppard Robson, as part of the Allied London project regenerating Spinningfields into a major business centre. According to Allied London chief executive Mike Ingall, "3 Hardman Street has been designed in particular for the financial and professional services sector for Manchester". [3]

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The building was completed in February 2009, and it was the largest speculatively developed office outside London. [4] (A speculative development is construction with no formal commitment from tenants) The building was 80% let before completion. [4] The building has a BREEAM rating of excellent. [5] The building is 16 storeys high with one floor used as a plant floor. [1] The building also has two underground levels which hold 250 parking spaces. [1]

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In 2010, Allied London sold the building for £183.5 million. [6] It was bought by Glenn Arrow UK Property, which is owned by the Luxembourg-based company, Ærium. [7] Allied London continues to manage the building. [6]

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