PR agency snaps up city centre offices as new headquarters

The Tib Lane site

A Grade II-listed office building in Manchester city centre has been sold to creative branding agency, Truth Creative, for its own occupation, for an undisclosed sum.

Niche office agency, Canning O’Neill, brokered the deal jointly with Fisk & Co, on behalf of a private pension fund.

The 3,538 sq ft building, at 12 Tib Lane, in the heart of Manchester’s central business district, was comprehensively refurbished internally in 2007 to provide highly characterful office space.

Since then it has been occupied by various tenants including online leather jackets business, Boda Skins, before being sold.

Truth Creative is a creative branding agency that specialises in the creation and development of brands.

Its services include strategy and insight, branding, brand activation, content, digital, design for retail, employer branding and PR and media outreach.

The company counts organisations such as University Academy 92, Shaws of Darwen and GC Aesthetics among its clients.

Conrad O’Neill, director at Canning O’Neill, said: “This asset represented a rare freehold opportunity in the prime core of the city centre, resulting in a great deal of interest.

“Truth Creative reacted quickly and this has enabled the agency to relocate from Kennedy Street, which is just a minute’s walk away.”

Jo Scott, founder and managing partner at Truth, said: “We are pleased to achieve this milestone for our business in purchasing our own property.

“The building is steeped in character and was the perfect home for our business both in terms of location and the standard of accommodation.”

Canning O’Neill acted jointly with Fisk & Co on behalf of a private pension fund.

Truth Creative was unrepresented.