Consulting engineers agrees deal in Northern Quarter office relocation
Pictet and XLB Property have agreed a new letting to Cundall at Fourways on Hilton Street, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter district.
Fourways is a Grade II-listed former packing warehouse comprising 59,000 sq ft of office accommodation arranged over a basement, ground and five upper floors.
The space was recently fully refurbished and repurposed to provide character office accommodation with original timber floors, exposed brickwork walls, exposed soffits, and unique original features.
The building is currently home to a growing ecosystem of tech, fashion and creative companies amongst others. Fourways also benefits from an impressive full height atrium reception and provides its occupiers with a host of wellbeing initiatives including a dedicated shower and cycle hub and customer app which gives access to an array of benefits.
Cundall, a fast growing engineering consultancy currently located on Portland Street, has committed to a new lease on the second floor, taking 4,983 sq ft for office space. Cundall selected Fourways House after an extensive review of the Manchester property market and sees it as the perfect building to maintain its long-established presence in the city.
Stephen Wormald, associate partner at XLB Property, said: “We are delighted to welcome Cundall to our growing community of diverse occupiers.
“Their decision to relocate to Fourways, as a certified carbon neutral consultancy, is a testament to the quality of the space and our ESG focus for the building. This lease marks the first ‘Green Lease’ within the building, which we aim to roll out on future transactions.“
Paul Kenyon, managing partner for Cundall Manchester, said: “Cundall is pleased to be in a position to commit to a significant office hub in this fantastic building.
“The location, quality, sustainable credentials, and unique heritage of the building were all factors in the choice of Fourways as our new home in Manchester.
“We are committed to providing our staff with a base in the city and look forward to sharing more information on our proposals for the space over the coming weeks.”
Mark Garner, associate director at CBRE, acted on behalf of Pictet/XLB. Andrew Cooke, associate director at Savills acted on behalf of Cundall.