The Courthouse

Deansgate, Manchester

  • Redevelopment of Grade II listed landmark building on Deansgate
  • 35,000 sq ft Grade II listed building
  • Leisure units let to Handmade Burger Company & Hawksmoor
  • 13,320 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation let to the Oddfellows

Henry Boot Developments speculatively purchased the former Manchester County Court Buildings on Deansgate in the heart of the City Centre.  The potential of this land mark building was realised early on, despite the reality of how much work was required to bring the vacant Grade II Listed building back into beneficial use.

Detailed negotiations with English Heritage and the City Council were completed resulting in the granting of planning and listed building consent for a vibrant mixed use office, restaurant and retail development of 36,500 sq ft.  We were keen to ensure that the character of this landmark building was retained and enhanced whilst being able to deliver flexible, high quality commercial space.  Through careful design we managed to generate a 40% increase in the commercial floor area which included a contemporary extension to the rear of the building.

All of the office space was taken at an early stage by the 210 year old Manchester based institution The Oddfellows Society for a headquarters operation. Success in the leisure elements followed swiftly with lettings secured to Handmade Burger Company and Hawskmoor.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Group Statement: View here

Henry Boot PLC and its Group Companies welcome the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) including any measures which seek to bring about greater transparency and scrutiny into our various supply chains, in order to combat slavery and trafficking activities.

In accordance with the legislation, we have produced a Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement (the “Statement”), setting out the introduction of various measures throughout our supply chain management which will be most effective at reducing the risk of slavery and trafficking activities being present within our business operations. These measures include the introduction of an Anti-Slavery Policy, due diligence requirements, and mandatory contract clauses seeking compliance by our supply chain with appropriate anti-slavery measures.

We will be regularly working with our partners, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders to bring these measures into effect, and then to review their effectiveness and consider any changes or additional measures which such a review highlights.

Click to access our Statement here.

John Sutcliffe
Chief Executive Officer
Henry Boot PLC
January 2017