Plans for Greenhouse next to Pie Factory

Posted on by John Cronin

Property giant Peel Group has submitted plans for an office redevelopment in a building next to the Pie Factory building in Salford Quays.

The Pie FactoryPeel Media, a subsidiary of Peel Group Holdings and developer of Media City UK, has submitted plans to convert a 3 storey office block into a range of office suites suitable for small creative companies. The development will be known as The Greenhouse and is adjacent to the Pie Factory office scheme and the new campus for the University of Salford.

The 32,000 sq ft building has up until now been used as the site office for Bovis Lend Lease, housing 2,000 personnel during the construction of phase one of Media City UK. Peel Media aim to develop The Greenhouse into cost-effective, flexible office space for companies predominately working in the media industry.

Stephen Wild, managing director of real estate for Peel Media, said: “The Greenhouse will provide self contained office suites spread over three floors. It is located less than a minute’s walk from the new tram terminus at the heart of Media City UK and complements the media hub we’ve created at The Pie Factory. It is an ideal solution for small companies looking to be part of the Media City UK environment.”

Architects Stephenson Bell designed the plans for the exterior and interior of The Greenhouse and work will commence once planning permission has been approved. The full plans and application forms can be viewed here. Full details of leasing and cost options have yet to be confirmed.

The adjacent Pie Factory building, formerly a ‘Freshbake’ frozen pies production line, opened in 2007 and now acts as a media hub offering film studio and office floor space ranging from 3,000 sq ft to 6,800 sq ft. Current tenants within The Pie Factory offer services such as casting agencies, camera and kit hire, production services, outside broadcasting and software development. BECTU, the Media & Entertainment Union also leased office space within the building earlier this year.

The Pie Factory, which was initially built as temporary office and studio space alongside the acclaimed MediaCityUK development, is to be retained having become hugely popular with local businesses. Floor space is available on short term, flexible and permanent leases.

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