Construction begins on Booking.com global transport hub at Manchester Goods Yard

Construction has officially begun on the new, 20,000m2 global transport hub for anchor tenant Booking.com at the St John’s Quarter development in Manchester.

The development will be the second largest office building worldwide for Booking.com, and will house the company’s base for ground transport products (which includes the Rentalcars.com brand). Drawing on the input of staff members, the design will create an enjoyable, state-of-the-art headquarters building for the digital technology giant, and will provide a benchmark for high-quality workspace in the city.

The design for the wider Manchester Goods Yard development provides a total of 29,000m2 of workspace, 3,000m2 of retail / commercial uses and 2,600m2 of independent work studio space across four linked building blocks.

Manchester Goods Yard will become the fulcrum of Enterprise City at St. John’s, a new media technology hub which will be home for a mix of start-up and multi-corporation creative industries. The ultra-modern, flexible workspaces will be supplemented by a mix of café bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, with the aim of creating a vibrant neighbourhood in which to live, work, shop and relax.

It is expected that the new Booking.com Manchester headquarters building, which will be capable of accommodating up to 3,000 people, will be completed in 2021.

Andrew Carroll

董事, 曼彻斯特

Andrew joined Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio in 2002 and became a Director in 2013. He is a member of the UK Board and is responsible for the management of the Manchester Studio, including business development, design management, project delivery, recruitment and resource planning.

He has extensive experience managing and delivering large-scale, complex projects across a number of sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Residential / Retail / Leisure / Design Management / Delivery

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