December/January 2019

Peel L&P reveals MediacityUK’s ‘The Victoria’

One of MediaCityUK’s most photographed office buildings, ‘The Victoria’, is undergoing a major refurb and has repositioned itself simply as ‘The Vic’, to reflect a more modern, flexible and people-focused design.

Investing in a £9m transformation of the 115,000 sq ft building and its external spaces, Peel Land & Property (Peel L&P) is pitching The Vic as one of the most desirable and ‘chilled-out’ waterside office locations in Greater Manchester. Designed around themes of collaboration, creativity, relaxation and healthy living, The Vic will offer areas for exercise, socialising and lush green outdoor spaces to promote calm and quiet contemplation, all against the backdrop of a tranquil waterside setting. Newly added on-site amenities include a bike store, locker and shower scheme, an enhanced ‘Bean’ café and dedicated spaces for Yoga and Pilates.

Tim Taylor, leasing manager for Peel L&P, said: “The Vic is a complete rethink of one our largest and most prominent buildings in MediaCityUK. “The well-documented evidence that workspaces need to serve the ever-changing attitudes of the modern occupier inspired us to evolve the proposition for the building to one that is more relaxed and fluid in its design.” A recent report from the World Green Building Council reveals that people who can see a green environment from their workspace are healthier and more productive (take 23% less time off sick, have greater job satisfaction and have 46 minutes more sleep per night), Peel L&P has transformed and repositioned The Vic to support the ultimate healthy work-life balance.