Property briefs: Chancery Place; Inquesta; Ford’s Residential Management

OBI Property and CBRE have been instructed to find an occupier for the 7,800 sq ft 12th floor at Chancery Place in Brown Street, Manchester.

Recently acquired by NFU Mutual for almost £57m, the 14-storey tower was built in 2008 and has 102,273 sq ft of office space.

Existing tenants include: Kyocera, Clyde & Co, i2, HSB Engineering, Clearwater International , Travelers Insurance and QBE.

OBI director Will Lewis said: “We believe the 12th floor at Chancery Place provides the most impressive office space in Manchester, commanding amazing views from all elevations across the city and beyond.

“The building is regarded as having one of the best addresses in Manchester and it would suit any firm wishing to make a statement of its intent and ambition within the city. We have already received strong interest in the space and we are confident of securing a tenant in near future.”


FORENSIC accountancy and insolvency practice Inquesta has moved to larger offices to expand its range of services.

The firm has relocated from the Riverpark Business Centre in east Manchester to a 2,500 sq ft building in Radcliffe.

Inquesta founders Rob Miller and Steven Wiseglass have invested £250,000 in the move to the four-storey St John’s Terrace building on New Road. The premises feature offices, meeting rooms and a boardroom.

Inquesta had been based at Riverpark since forensic accountant Mr Miller and insolvency practitioner Mr Wiseglass established the firm in January 2012.

Mr Wiseglass said: “We have increased the size of our team in recent months and reached the stage where we required more space. Now we have scope to further expand the practice.

“We’ve been seeing growth in our caseload across the board, and are looking at further recruitment in our core areas of operation, as well as potentially adding niche service lines where there is a good fit with our existing offering.”

Inquesta has seen especially strong growth this year in its forensic arm, as it pursues claims for consequential losses arising from mis-sold interest rate swap products.


FORD’S Residential Management in Altrincham has acquired No 7, Ambassador Place, Tiping Street.

The firm is moving into the three-storey building which as 2,200 sq ft.

Managing director Daniel Ford said: “We have been looking for suitable freehold premises in Altrincham and Ambassador Place met the criteria. As a freehold purchase it has the investment potential in an ideal location with excellent accommodation and car parking. It is also within walking distance of the town centre and the Metrolink which is a plus for staff and clients.”

Regional Property Solutions acted for the vendor, a private pension fund.