Manchester Financial Group launches $1.5bn mixed-use project in US

WCN Editorial Team 31 Oct 2018 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

US-based Manchester Financial Group has launched a $1.5bn redevelopment of the 13.5-acre Manchester Pacific Gateway in Downtown San Diego, California, US.

The group has hired architect Gensler, general contractor Turner Construction, Urban Strategies Group of Flocke & Avoyer for retail leasing and Cushman & Wakefield for office leasing.

Manchester Financial Group chairman Emeritus Papa Doug Manchester said: “In the 12 years that we have worked on this development, our enthusiasm and commitment has never wavered.”

The Navy Broadway Complex, which currently houses the Navy’s regional headquarters, will make way for a mixed-use development.

Manchester Pacific Gateway will feature six buildings totalling three million ft² within eight-city blocks, including a 17-storey Class-A office building for the US Navy headquarters.

Navy Region Southwest Commander Rear Admiral Yancy Lindsey said: “The Navy is excited to break ground on a new, state of the art Navy Administrative Building. The Navy and San Diego have had a strong, mutually beneficial relationship for over 100 years and this project is another important chapter in that history.”

Block 1 will consist of 1.9-acre plaza; 29-storey, 467,000ft² office tower; 68,000ft² of retail space; 198,000ft² luxury boutique hotel with 235 rooms; and Block 2 will comprise 29-storey, one million ft² convention centre hotel with 1,100 rooms; 37,000ft² of supporting retail space.

Similarly, Block 3 will consist of 11-storey, 197,000ft² office building and 75,000ft² of retail space; 17-storey, 373,000ft² Navy headquarters in a Class A building; and Block 4 will consist of an eight-storey, 186,000ft² office tower; and 91,500ft² of retail space; four-storey, 28,500ft² office tower; and 63,500ft² of retail space.

The project, envisioned by Papa Doug Manchester, developer of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, triple five-star Fairmont Grand Del Mar and Manchester Grand Hyatt, will become the grand entryway to San Diego’s central business district and downtown tourist community.

Papa Doug said: “I’m elated to help shape our waterfront in the city that I love and call home. We have brought together the best architectural and development team in the world to ensure that every detail speaks to precision, elegance and style that will last for generations to come.

“Manchester Pacific Gateway is a project for everyone; locally, nationally and worldwide.”

Manchester Pacific Gateway commenced work on 1 August 2018, and will be completed in 2021.

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Image: A rendering of Manchester Pacific Gateway. Photo: Courtesy of Manchester Pacific Gateway.

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