IDS instructed as Estates Managers at the Soapworks

Independent Project Management and Quantity Surveying consultancy Innov8 Development Solutions, based in Salford Quays and Liverpool are delighted to announce an expansion of services after procuring the Estates Management role of the 200,000sqft Grade A office scheme the Soapworks in Salford Quays along with the 20,000sqft Boilerhouse from the Carlyle Group and its joint venture partners Nikal and Abstract Securities.

The Soapworks scheme consists of the development of the former Colgate factory into a modern centre of business, creativity and leisure providing stylish Grade A offices within the Media City boundary. Utilising the fabric of the existing factory the scheme provides a unique working environment incorporating the industrial exposed concrete structure against a modern office fit-out. Soapworks is one of the most iconic commercial regeneration projects within the North West.

The Boilerhouse scheme was completed in 2013 and IDS have recently assisted the Soapworks team to complete contracts with the Irlam-based mobile and broadband provider TalkTalk, who have agreed a 10-year lease for the site which will be used as a meeting and training facility, and is expected to become operational in March 2015. As part of the Boilerhouse development the existing chimney was retained and has become an iconic feature of the Salford skyline.

Within the role of Estates Managers, IDS have put all health & safety processes in place ready for tenants to take up the space and IDS are currently assisting in ongoing discussions with large occupiers.

Paul Moulding of IDS has worked on the Soapworks scheme since 2007 and is delighted with the instruction. Jennifer Bamber, Property Manager at The Soapworks said “It makes perfect sense for IDS to become the Soapworks Estates Managers as they have managed the property since 2008 and know it inside out. Their hands on, commercially minded approach makes the Soapworks an even more attractive offer in the market place”.