Double deal boost for Conavan Court

Sam Bentley

COMMERCIAL property consultant Canning O’Neill has announced two lettings at Conavon Court in Manchester city centre.
To support its expansion, UNILAD, one of the biggest global platforms for breaking news and shareable on-line content, has relocated from offices in the Northern Quarter to take 3,044sq ft.
In a separate deal, Edge Consulting Engineers has moved from serviced offices in Barton Arcade to take 1,535sq ft.

Located on Blackfriars Street, Conavon Court has been sympathetically refurbished by Conavon Properties to offer suites from approximately 1,50 sq ft up to full floors of circa 5,600 sq ft.

The development is home to tenants including CandidSky, My Accountancy Place, and Regital.

Sam Bentley, chief executive at UNILAD, said: “We were always keen to try and stay within the creative areas of Manchester city centre as we simply but didn’t want an office with generic grey carpet.
“We wanted a space that would reflect our personalities as young people and that was in line with UNILAD as a brand.

“As soon as I stepped into Conavon Court, its exposed brick walls and wooden floors stood out. It’s a great fit for us and will allow us to grow the business to the next level.”

John Nash, associate director at Canning O’Neill, said: “The refurbishment at Conavon Court has been a fantastic success with three floors let in just over a year.

“With a hands-on landlord, we’ve been able to tailor the offices to give occupiers the exact space they need and are looking forward to bringing the final floor to the market later this year.”

UNILAD and Edge were unrepresented.

Quoting rental is £22.50 per sq ft.