Altitude takes off at Manchester Airport with 10,000sq ft deal

PROPERTY investment and development company MCR Property Group has unveiled Simon Carves Engineering as the first tenant to sign up to Altitude on Atlas Business Park, close to Manchester Airport.

The engineering consultancy has relocated its headquarters from Simon House – also on the park – to take 10,152sq ft on the ground floor on a 10-year lease, with an option for a further 5,000sq ft.

The deal comes after MCR acquired the 45,415sq ft property last autumn and has since undertaken a comprehensive refurbishment of all three floors to provide Grade A accommodation.

Simon Carves was recently bought by Louisiana-based Engineers & Construction International from Indian engineering and construction giant Punj Lloyd.

The consultancy specializes in providing engineering procurement and construction management services to the energy and process industries across the world.

Atlas Business Park comprises 225,000sq ft of office space with established occupiers including Vodafone, the Civil Aviation Authority, and Coffey International.

Altitude is located within the Enterprise Zone which offers substantial business rates relieve for occupiers moving in from outside the zone.

Chris Lloyd, asset manager at MCR, said: “Few schemes in this area are able to provide the space needed to accommodate the larger requirements in the market.

“We saw a huge amount of potential in the building and were confident that, given the right investment, Altitude would appeal to these larger occupiers.”

Brian Cornah, head of engineering at Simon Carves, said: “We were keen to remain on Atlas Business Park but as a technology-led business which works with international clients, we needed a modern office which would support our ongoing growth.”

Canning O’Neill represented the landlord.

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