Aurora Property Developments and Premier Property Group have submitted a planning application to redevelop 22-26 Cross Street, next to The Royal Exchange in Manchester.

The joint venture partnership said it will be refurbished to provide a retail store on the ground and eight-storeys of office space, totalling 26,000 sq ft. It hopes to begin on site in November and complete by June next year.

HKR Architects have redesigned the office to provide floors ranging in size between 2,000 sq ft to 21,800 sq ft.

Ash Griffiths, director at Aurora, said: ‘Number 22 to 26 Cross Street is a stunning period building in a prime location and we have taken every step in the design process to ensure we deliver the most exclusive office accommodation available.

Aurora and PPG have appointed CB Richard Ellis and Knight Frank as joint office letting agents. Jones Lang LaSalle is retail letting agent.

David Porter, partner at Knight Frank, said it was already receiving significant interest in the building as it was a well-located building.

Aurora Property Developments is a Leeds-based developer established in

2006 by directors Ash Griffiths and James Silver and backed by North East entrepreneur Sir Tom Cowie and Landid chief executive Trevor Silver.