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Queensberry Real Estate appointed on Corn Exchange in Manchester

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Queensberry Real Estate has been appointed by Aviva Investors as development and project manager on its Corn Exchange scheme in Manchester.

The Corn Exchange, previously known as The Triangle, is a Grade II listed building in the heart of Manchester’s city centre. The building is on Exchange Square opposite Selfridges, Harvey Nicholls, The Arndale Centre and The Printworks. It was damaged in 1996 by the IRA bombing, but subsequently renovated in 2000 maintaining its Victorian external features.

Chris Paterson from Aviva Investors said: “We worked previously with Queensberry on our SouthGate development in Bath and felt their in-depth understanding of complex developments, as well as hands on management experience would make them ideally suited for the Corn Exchange. We have been working closely with Manchester City Council to deliver a sustainable future for this historically and commercially important building, and look forward to continuing to do so with the assistance of Queensberry, who we are sure can deliver this exciting project.”

Stuart Harris, partner at Queensberry Real Estate, added: “The Corn Exchange is a significant and integral part of Manchester’s historic city centre. Our intention is to give the building a new lease of life, creating a destination to benefit the city’s population and its wider catchment. In turn, we hope this will restore the Corn Exchange to its previous position as the thriving hub of activity it used to be in its heyday.”