Federation Building Conversion

Project Title: Federation Building Conversion  
Services: Project Management
Client: The Co-operative Group
Build Value: £2.1m
Build Duration: 18 months

Shelby was appointed as Project Manager on the conversion of this former Manchester textile warehouse to a state-of-the-art Digital Hub. The Hub development provided flexible working space to the Co-operative Group and allowed them to sub-let some of the building to various digital businesses, bringing local collaboration to the heart of Manchester.
The conversion was delivered in two phases, ensuring that the Co-op Digital operation could take possession of the first phase as a priority followed by the sub-let portion in Phase 2. A neighbouring listed building and a complex landlord structure demanded that Shelby maintained regular communication with various secondary stakeholders to achieve the development timeline.


Victoria Howlett, Federation Building Manager thanked Shelby for its work on the scheme. She said:

“Not only was Shelby integral in getting the project completed by the launch date, which would not have been possible without them, but their support to The Federation team was beyond any of our expectations. Shelby were a pleasure to work with and felt part of The Federation team from start to finish.”