A trio of lettings has been confirmed at Sevendale House in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
Big Data recruitment firm Big Cloud has taken 1,098 sq ft, moving its team of 5 from its office in Spring Gardens, while Equitix, an investor and fund manager of core infrastructure assets, is taking 1,043 sq ft as it sets up its first office in the UK outside London. Technology firm Couchbase is relocating its Manchester team into 2,690 sq ft in order to accommodate its planned business expansion.
The three lettings, all on the third floor, total 4,831 sq ft and follow the 22,765 sq ft letting to Ticketmaster which completed at the end of 2014. The Grade II listed building, which is owned by Philip J Davies Holdings and launched in September last year following a £6million restoration, offers a total of 65,000 sq ft of Grade A commercial space and an additional 15,000 sq ft of retail space.
OBI Property are joint letting agents with Daniel Harris & Co on behalf of the landlord, Philip J Davies Holdings.
Equitix were advised on the acquisition by Manchester agents Mathews & Goodman LLP, while agents Smith Price advised Couchbase on the acquisition.
Mark Davies, director of Philip J Davies Holdings the owners of Sevendale House, said: “We believed there was a real need for Grade A space in the Northern Quarter and the level of enquiries we’ve received at Sevendale House since launching last September is demonstrative of that. We’re delighted to welcome all three companies to the building and are confident of further deals completing in the near future.”
Emma Powell, OBI Property said: “It’s great to welcome three new tenants to Sevendale House so quickly after confirming Ticketmaster. The space we have provided ranges from large floorplates to smaller suites to accommodate business from five to 150 people. The competitive rents and high quality space on offer attracts both local Northern Quarter businesses and also those traditionally located in other parts of central Manchester who wouldn’t have previously considered relocating to the area.”
David Laws, partner at Matthews & Goodman, said: “After an extensive search of the city centre and south Manchester, Sevendale House became a logical choice, due to the fact that the space provides an attractive work environment which benefits further from the eclectic retail and amenity mix of the Northern Quarter and the close proximity of Piccadilly railway station.”