June 30, 2021

About 31 Blackfriars Road, Manchester, M3 7aq

Studio 4, 31 Blackfriars Road provides stunning contemporary workspace within a beautifully converted Victorian building, in close proximity to Manchester City Centre.

The building accommodates four self-contained studios, occupied by Architects, Planning Consultants and Landscape Architects. Studio 4 is on the first floor and is entered directly from the attractive foyer and stairway.  The accommodation offers “plug and play” workspace and consists of a double-height open plan office with a mezzanine gallery above, accessed by a feature spiral staircase.  There is a private office/meeting room and kitchen with integrated fridge and storage.  The studio is carpeted throughout and furnished with electronic rise and fall desking, storage shelving and casual seating. Cat 5 network cabling and small power are installed and the broadband connection availability can provide up to 73 MB.

Originally known as ‘Manchester Baths’, the building dates back to 1885 and was originally a private swimming baths linked to one of Manchester’s greatest hidden gems, the Grade II* Listed Manchester Tennis and Racquet Club next door.  31 Blackfriars Road itself is Grade II listed and was restored and converted to offices in 2003 by award winning OMI Architects, who are still based in the building. The conversion received a RIBA Award for design excellence.

The building has secure bike storage and shower facility directly adjacent to Studio 4 at first floor level. Toilets are on the ground floor and include changing/disabled provision.  The building benefits from 24-hour security and has CCTV / access control to each studio.  Access to the building is available 24hrs, 7 days/week.  Heating is gas-fired low pressure hot water to wall mounted radiators.  The gas boiler is exclusive to Studio 4.  High levels of natural ventilation are provided by electronically controlled rooflights.

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The building is less than ten minutes’ walk to the extensive amenities offered by Deansgate in Manchester’s City Centre. Low-cost metered on-street parking (unlimited 40mins/1£) is available on Blackfriars Road and adjacent streets. There are also electric charge points on Blackfriars Road opposite the building.

The area has undergone significant regeneration in recent years, with a number of high profile apartment schemes being completed and several on site. The Greengate regeneration area, directly across from the building, continues to progress at a pace, and the delivery of a new public park and neighbourhood high street are now well underway.

Despite its City Centre location, the building is directly adjacent to Trinity Way, with easy access to routes in and out of town using the Mancunian Way A57(M) and the M602 motorway. Nearest train stations are Salford Central (10 minute walk) and Victoria (12 minute walk).

  • Furniture included (electronic rise and fall desking)
  • Network / power cabling
  • 73MB Broadband availability
  • Kitchen / tea prep area
  • Private Office / Meeting Room
  • Gas-fired low pressure hot water heating
  • High levels of daylight
  • Natural ventilation
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24hr / 7 day access
  • Shower
  • Secure bike storage
Broadband Checker
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Superfast 73 Mbps 20 Mbps

*based on results for postcode area available from https://checker.ofcom.org.uk/broadband-coverage.


1st Floor & Mezzanine
1,438 sq ft

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