- 61-95 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ
- Office space from:
- 300–10,000 sq ft
This commanding period property on the city’s busy Oxford Street is Grade-II listed and dates back to 1912, when it was originally built as the headquarters of the Calico Printers Association.
St James' is widely regarded as one of the finest period properties in the city, with its handsome Portland stone frontage on Oxford Street and an abundance of classical period features including original marble foors, plastered ceilings and detailed staircases; all without sacrificing the facilities you would expect from a modern office. Each fIoor has air conditioning and raised-access fIooring, achieved through a sympathetic and innovative refurbishment scheme.
The office accommodation at St James' is arranged over nine floors with suites ranging in size from 240 to 70,000 sq ft. The large fIoor plates available in this building are difficult to find in Manchester city centre, particularly in period properties. This provides you with an extensive range of space plan options for your office, resulting in increased spatial efficiency and reduced square footage costs.
The main entrance off Oxford Street also features an impressive marble reception area with a sweeping staircase that leads up to a mezzanine floor with a suite of meeting rooms for hire, many of which have original wood panelling and other period details. It is this original character and quality of the building that has made St James' a popular office location for a wide range of professional firms.
Oxford Street itself offers an array of lunchtime and evening eateries, as well as bars, newsagents, and a selection of supermarkets and coffee shops. The selection of quality retailers on the ground floor of St James' itself includes a florist, coffee shops, restaurants and hairdressers.
From the latest performances at the ‘Palace Theatre’ to Manchester’s international centre for contemporary visual arts at ‘The Cornerhouse’ cinema, your staff will be in a great location to enjoy the best that Manchester city centre has to offer. In addition, there’s a good selection of public transport options in the near vicinity. Oxford Road train station is literally at the end of the street and the rail connections of Deansgate and Piccadilly train stations are both within a short walking distance. St Peter’s Square Metrolink tram stop is just a five minutes walk away, Chorlton Street bus Interchange is just around the corner and Oxford Road forms one of Europe's busiest bus routes.
The flexibility to change and grow
Should you need to expand into bigger offices or relocate to a new location, we're more than happy to expand your space or move you to other premises within our portfolio with a simple rework of your existing lease. It’s this understanding of how business works that makes our customer retention rate more than twice the national average.
St James’ was purpose-built as the headquarters for the Calico Printers Association, constructed on the site of the old St James’ theatre, once home to the famous 'Tiller Girls' managed by John Tiller and their rather more 'infamous' dance routines. When the Calico Printers Association completed the construction of St James' in 1912, the building boasted over 1000 rooms and one mile of corridors.
From January 2012, St James’ will enter its centenary year, marked by a series of events celebrating the history and heritage of the building. An exhibition of working life at St James' spanning the last 100 years can be viewed for free on the 1st floor lift lobby until January 2013. The exhibition also looks to the future, highlighting Bruntwood's plans, in partnership with ARUP, to make St James' a more sustainable, customer-focussed and carbon-efficient building.