Global firms pick Manchester as their international base

One of the spaces at Northspring, Spring Gardens
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Two global companies have chosen Spring Gardens as their Manchester base.

MiQ, a programmatic media partner working with agencies and marketers internationally and Geosyntec, an engineering consultancy with a combined staff of over 1,500 engineers, scientists and project support personnel from more than 80 offices worldwide, will be based out of Northspring.

For MiQ, the Manchester office services all of the regions outside of London through a dedicated team and has grown significantly in the past 12 months, almost doubling in size.

Tom Hatton Managing Director (Manchester), said: “In the last year we’ve invested in building out a fully-fledged team based in the Manchester office.

“Being able to attract the best local talent to fully service our regional clients is integral to our continued growth.

“Northspring is a perfect hybrid between a completely closed-off, private office and fully serviced co-working models. With its great location, amenities and quality fit-out, the office is a perfect fit for us and our people.”

Matt Pickersgill, Associate Director at Avison Young, said “The pandemic has affected companies in many different ways: some looking for more agile working environments and others growing out of flexi space into their own larger design led office space.

“One of the key trends we’ve seen is businesses wanting a higher quality of space with additional amenities on offer throughout the building.

Northspring, Spring Gardens

“It’s therefore no surprise we continue to see strong levels of interest from a variety of businesses who see Northspring as the obvious next step for their workplace needs given the exceptional amenities within the building and the additional fitted solutions we can offer.”

There is now just one office remaining at Northspring.

Sixteen and Avison Young are joint agents.