General office news for Manchester in January.
Manchester office space has seen plenty of developments throughout the past month as the city continues its regeneration process.
The vacancy left by Government Office North West at the City Tower in Manchester is being marketed by the commercial property firm Bruntwood.
The site has over 600,000 square feet of office space and is currently undergoing partial refurbishment across 12 floors.
According to Orchard Street Investment Management, plans have been announced by Mercer and Marsh to convert their existing operations into one office in Manchester. The expected location for their move is Belvedere House.
There are currently three different offices used by the companies in Manchester such as Clarence Street, City Road East and Booth Street but these will now be consolidated into one office.
The city centre of Manchester looks like it will have a better year than expected as the lets being taken up in the area increase and the predictions of 809,000 square feet for the annual total will be exceeded.
The Co-operative group are thought to be leading way, especially after they started construction on a bespoke headquarters that will be solely responsible for 325,000 square feet of office space on Miller Street. It is expected that the cost to develop it will be £100 million and is seen as one of the most sustainable in Europe and will provide open plan office space as well as much needed regeneration to the area.