Landmark rebirth

Dragonfly Contracts Ltd has been appointed principal contractor for the £8million refurbishment of Manchester’s landmark development, ‘neo’. Formerly known as Bank House, the 12-storey Neobuilding, located in Charlotte Street, Manchester, will undergo a total transformation in a bid to become developer Bruntwood’s most evolved workspace to date.

Once complete, the Manchester building will reveal new curtain walling and the complete refurbishment of reception and common areas. It will also undergo CAT A refurbishment to all 12 floors, with the first three floors accommodating a fully curated digital art space, innovatively-designed co-working space, lounge, roof terrace, kitchen and studio offices.

Dragonfly Director, Joe McKenna, said: “We have been working with Bruntwood for six years and striving hard towards a project of this size. Being awarded the neo contract truly is a game-changer for Dragonfly as it is recognition of the investment we’ve made and what we have been trying to achieve as a business.”

Bruntwood says neo will become home to forwardthinking businesses that have their minds set on growth and want more out of their workplace. With purposeful design thinking at its core, neo will create spaces for collaboration, helping businesses to grow as part of a vibrant community of entrepreneurs.