Salford Quays Soapworks
In November 2008, Nikal purchased the former Colgate Palmolive site in partnership with The Carlyle Group and Abstract Securities.
The 8.4-acre site is strategically located in Salford Quays, Manchester’s equivalent of Canary Wharf, and lies within the key regeneration area of Media City.
Nikal’s vision for the site focused on the transformation and regeneration of the historic factory buildings in a way that would retain their character whilst also providing Grade A office accommodation with vast floorplates and impressive ceiling heights to channel natural light and provide versatility.
Utilising the fabric of the existing structure, the scheme incorporates raised floors, comfort cooling and full height glazing. The building was designed to meet modern office standards for energy efficiency and ‘green’ credentials and achieved a ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating and a ‘B’ for its Environment Performance Certificate.
The building is now occupied by a variety of businesses including Talk Talk, The Carlyle Group, MWH Global and the Home Office.