Posted by Zoe Boddy-McEwen

Posted 5 April, 2012 OBI NEWS

OBI Property has today announced international insurance broker Alec Finch has taken 6,500 sq ft of office space at the recently transformed Steam Packet House, Cross Street, Manchester city centre.  Alec Finch has committed to a new ten year lease and the deal is one of the most significant office lettings in the City so far this year.

Peter Buckles, Asset Manager, Ribot Investments, the buildings landlord said:  “We’re delighted to welcome Alec Finch to Steam Packet House.  It shows that the refurbishment we did on the building is reaping its reward, despite challenging market conditions.”

Paula Williams, Managing Director, Alec Finch said:  “These new premises are ideally suited for our business and will ensure we are able to continue to provide a premier service to our clients.  The new offices will provide a modern working environment for our team and put us closer to the heart of the business community in Manchester.  We look forward to the official opening ceremony of the office in the weeks to come.”

Will Lewis, partner, OBI Property said:  “The deal with Alec Finch means there is only the sixth floor remaining, which comprises 2,414 sq ft.  Our clients, Ribot Investments, will take a proactive stance on leasing the space and will consider subsidising the cost of a tenant fit out.  We have the opportunity to create characterful offices that will suit those in the creative and media sectors.”

Other occupiers in the building include Mono Consultants and Linder Myers Solicitors.  OBI Property is joint letting agent with Edwards & Co on Steam Packet House.