WorleyParsons to relocate to Manchester Green

GLOBAL project delivery company WorleyParsons Europe has announced it is to relocate its North of England operations to Manchester Green in South Manchester.

The Australian-owned business has moved from Bredbury in Stockport to take 20,000sq ft at on a five-year lease at building one.

Owned by Barwood, Manchester Green comprises five buildings, two of which are let to Chiesi and Ingredion as self-contained units. Building three has recently been refurbished to provide 14,000sq ft of high quality accommodation.

Barwood director Andrew Dickman said: “WorleyParson’s decision to relocate to Manchester Green builds on the success of the Chiesi signing last year.

“We have taken a pro-active approach to investing in the building and refurbishing the space on a speculative basis, and this has been rewarded by securing high quality occupiers.”
James Dickinson, director at Canning O’Neill, joint agents for the scheme with Jones Lang LaSalle, continued: “Barwood’s rolling refurbishment programme has paid dividends. This letting means that only 4,000sq ft now remains available at building one and plans are now in place to refurbish building four which totals 30,000 sq ft.”

Trevor Sloan, director of TSG, which acted on behalf of WorleyParsons, added: “As an organisation, WorleyParsons occupies 2.5million sq ft around the world. My client considered other schemes in the area but the high standard of accommodation, location and the high car parking ratio proved to be the deciding factors.”