The Carlyle Group, together with its joint venture partners Nikal and Abstract Securities, has completed the first phase of Soapworks, the former Colgate-Palmolive site in Salford.

The Boilerhouse comprises 20,000 sq ft of Grade A office space over four floors offering brand new contemporary office space within the building’s historic fabric. The office building also boasts a spacious glass atrium, complete with an exterior balcony on the top floor, which offers unbeatable views over Manchester and Salford Quays.

Ben Du Boulay, director at The Carlyle Group, said: “We are very pleased to have completed the first phase of redevelopment at Soapworks. The Boilerhouse offers occupiers high quality contemporary office accommodation in a great location, only about 5 minutes from the centre of Manchester.”

The Boilerhouse is just the first phase of the wider Soapworks redevelopment, which upon completion of the entire scheme will boast more than 400,000 sq ft of office, retail and leisure space, 1200 onsite car parking spaces and will be one of the most diverse commercial offerings within Salford Quays.