Iconic building has been empty for years
A feature of Stockport’s skyline since 1987, Stockport's famous Pyramid is being treated to an extensive and expensive refurbishment programme apparently due to run to several million pounds. The building has had patchy periods of occupancy and even lay empty for a number of years after construction finally finished in 1992.
An exciting and unique opportunity for businesses to acquire an exceptional HQ office building in an outstanding location
Looming over the M60 ring road, the Stockport Pyramid is arguably one of the North West’s most prominent buildings. It was home to the Co-operative Bank from 1995 – the organisation stumped up the cash to complete the building work – until last year, when Co-op functions were relocated to city centre Manchester’s NOMA and other sites. Since then, the premises have been disused and on the market, with Saudi Arabian investors Eamar Developments reportedly paying £4.5 million for the site earlier this summer. Along with the collaboration of joint agents Colliers and Impey, they hope to breathe new life in to the building.
Director of national offices at Colliers, Dominic Pozzoni says: "Upon completion of the refurbishment, the Pyramid will help to address the strong level of demand from businesses seeking Grade A office space in south Manchester. The forthcoming availability of the Pyramid represents an exciting and unique opportunity for businesses to acquire an exceptional HQ office building in an outstanding location."
The unique design incorporates 86,000 square feet of office space over five floors and 426 on-site car-parking spaces, plus easy access to the national road and rail network. The new owners are confident that both the location and the rejuvenated premises will help generate a high level of interest once the work is completed.
The property is based in the 4.5-acre Kings Valley business park; where other businesses include BMW, MINI, Hyundai, Hallidays, Blue Sky Design Services, Numero, Equity Solutions and North Consulting and, directly opposite, the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Autohaus car dealership concept complete with its own bistro and bar.