Landmark city centre block full after final letting
The landmark central Manchester building at Two St Peter’s Square is now fully let, with Cazenove Capital, the UK wealth management business of Schroders, taking the remaining suite of approximately 5,000 sq ft on the 11th floor as its new regional office.
Containing some 160,000 sq ft of Grade A office space on 12 storeys, together with 4,000 sq ft of ground floor retail space, and two basement levels of parking, the Simpson Haugh-designed building was developed by Mosley Street Ventures, with DWS acquiring the freehold on behalf of one of its real estate funds in mid-2015, shortly after commencement of construction.
EY was the first occupier of the building, taking three floors as its Manchester office, with the Department of Work and Pensions following shortly, acquiring five floors for use as a digital development, training and testing hub.
Other occupiers now include law firm Knights, international electronics company Distrelec, and Gravitas Recruitment Group.
Wagamama occupy the largest section of the ground floor retail element, fronting St Peter’s Square which has itself recently undergone a dramatic transformation following major investment by Manchester City Council.
CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield acted for Mosley Street Ventures and DWS throughout as letting agents for the offices, while Jenics introduced Wagamama.