Architecture firm has designs on Manchester One

Manchester One

CallisonRTKL, represented by real estate advisor Savills, has acquired office space at Bruntwood’s Manchester One building on the corner of Portland Street and Sackville Street in Manchester city centre.

The global architecture, planning and design firm has agreed a new five-year lease for 1,650 sq ft at the 21-storey property, where Bruntwood has invested more than £2m in redevelopment and refurbishment, including the creation of a new reception and redesigned communal spaces.

Andrew Cooke, associate in the office agency team at Savills, said: “Manchester One’s high quality office space, first-class fibre connectivity and proximity to the city centre’s transport interchanges and amenities, was the perfect fit for CallisonRTKL.

“We are delighted to have secured this deal on their behalf.”

Mark Slocombe, CRTKL director, said: “This is an ideal location for us. It not only allows us to continue growing, but to play a stronger, more meaningful role in the Manchester community.”

Joshua Hancock, head of commercial at Bruntwood Works, added: “We are delighted to welcome CallisonRTKL to our Manchester One community, which provides the ideal location for such an innovative global company to grow its presence at the heart of the city centre.

“Their arrival also means we have only one suite left at Manchester One, which is a great testament to the inspirational workspace and community environment created in the building following its renovation.

“We are very excited to see the final fit-out and design CallisonRTKL delivers and look forward to supporting them closely with their future plans.”

Bruntwood was represented by JLL and OBI.