Urban Splash sees surge in lettings since start of year

Boat Shed

Regeneration company Urban Splash has announced the completion of lettings on 11,361 sq ft of space since January.

Just under 5,000 sq ft of space has been let to tenants at the Boat Shed in Salford Quays; the former 90s office block which sits amongst the Exchange Quay commercial district, was transformed by Urban Splash last year.

It has since become home to a range of businesses, with recent additions including cycling training company Bikeright Limited (1,401 sq ft), The Private Clinic Group Ltd (1,211 sq ft) and Tecmark Ltd – the digital agency taking 1,562 sq ft of space in March.

It means just five units, ranging up to 1,683 sq ft, now remain on offer at the development, which benefits from the ground floor Lupo Café, views of the River Irwell and the adjacent Metrolink.

Emily Handslip, commercial director at Manchester-based Urban Splash said: “The transformation of the Boat Shed was a significant milestone for this area.

“It has brought upgraded, well-designed, quality office space to the market – with a flexible offering and varying unit sizes making it an attainable option for many businesses.

“I’m delighted to welcome these new organisations to Salford Quays and to the Urban Splash portfolio.”

Other deals completed since January include 3,854 sq ft of space let at Urban Splash developments in Liverpool; in the south of the city space was let to electricians Actaeon and the Project Paradise lab which increased its existing space at the scheme.

Another upsize of an existing tenant came at Beehive Mill in Manchester, with Ashley James Recruitment taking additional space at the building.

Emily continued: “We are constantly helping our tenants as they grow, and these examples of businesses upsizing within our buildings show that we practice what we preach. Businesses in our portfolio benefit from flexible terms which means that we support them with the new space and facilities that they need.”

The remaining square footage was let to businesses at Royal William Yard in Plymouth.