EC Harris adds to space at Piccadilly Place

BUILDING consultancy EC Harris has taken more space at Three Piccadilly Place in Manchester.

It has agreed terms with landlord Carlyle Group on a further 7,400 sq ft, taking its total in the building to 20,100 sq ft.

According to Property Week, NuGeneration, which is developing proposals for a new nuclear power station in West Cumbria, is close to taking space at the office complex.

EC Harris said it will use the space to accommodate the construction project manager Christal Management which it bought in September.

Piccadilly Place is already home to Weightmans, Barclays, NHS, Arup and Egencia. The latest deal leaves 42,500 sq ft available across the scheme, with 12,718 sq ft at Three Piccadilly Place and 29,832 sq ft at Four Piccadilly Place.

Carlyle director Ben Du Boulay said: “EC Harris is a much valued occupier and we’re extremely pleased to have been able to fulfil the growing consultancy’s requirements at Piccadilly Place.

“There is a distinct lack of supply when it comes to high quality, well-connected office space in the sought-after areas within Manchester. Piccadilly Place ticks all those boxes and we have seen increasing interest in our development from occupiers.”

James Evans of Savills, a joint agent of the scheme with GVA, said: “The momentum surrounding Piccadilly Place has gathered over the last 12 months. It is encouraging to see occupiers growing within the scheme along with welcoming blue-chip new tenants such as Barclays, who recognise the qualities of the buildings and wider environment.”