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The Staying Connected Series

Posted by Kate Demmerling

Posted 24 February, 2021 After Work, OBI BLOG, Uncategorised

The ability to stay connected in numerous senses has dramatically changed over the past eleven months due to government restrictions and multiple lockdowns. Although staying home protects everyone’s...

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Schroders announces new letting to private bank Brown Shipley at No. 1 Spinningfields

Posted by Evangeline

Posted 9 February, 2021 OBI BLOG, Uncategorised

Schroder Real Estate Investment Management (‘Schroders’) today announces an occupier reshuffle at its landmark Manchester city centre scheme, No. 1 Spinningfields, as it reveals a new letting to B...

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New occupiers secured at St. James’s Tower as investment into building continues apace

Posted by Evangeline

Posted 2 February, 2021 OBI BLOG, Uncategorised

OBI has announced a double letting at St James’s Tower in Manchester, after it carried out a full refurbishment of its 7th and 14th floors. Both floors were delivered fully fitted, with meeting r...

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OBI has been appointed by Bruntwood SciTech as leasing consultants on Platform in Leeds city centre.

Posted by Evangeline

Posted 22 January, 2021 OBI BLOG, OBI NEWS, Uncategorised

The asset comprises 120,000 sq ft grade A workspace over 13 floors on New Station Street. Platform is already home to 100 digital tech businesses such as Northcoders and Digibete. Bruntwood SciTe...

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Ancoats’ Huckletree continues growth streak as Regital takes new workspace at co-working space

Posted by OBI

Posted 10 November, 2020 OBI NEWS

Programmatic marketing specialist Regital has taken an office at Ancoats-based Huckletree, following a period of planned and sustained growth. The deal was completed by OBI. The firm was founde...

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Seeking flexible and fitted workspace? Find out how OBI can help.

Posted by Debbie Meredith

Posted 4 November, 2020 OBI BLOG

Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the demand for flexible workspace had been increasing year-on-year and this trend has accelerated since the start of the pandemic. The outbreak has had a big impa...

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Manchester Workspace Market Update

Posted by Andrew Crabtree

Posted 3 November, 2020 OBI BLOG

Despite Office take up in Q3 2020 remaining subdued at 80,448 sq ft across 29 transactions, headline rents continued to grow in the city centre. OBI were involved in two ‘off market’ transactions ...

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Leeds Rebounds with Q3 Office Take-Up

Posted by Oliver Stainsby

Posted 30 October, 2020 OBI BLOG

After a subdued second quarter of workspace transactions in Leeds city centre, which saw the majority of live requirements being paused, take-up was significantly enhanced during Q3, correlating with ...

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TRANSFORMATION OF MANCHESTER’S ICONIC KENDALS BUILDING SET TO BOOST CITY’S ECONOMY

Posted by OBI

Posted 14 October, 2020 OBI BLOG, Uncategorised

New plans to transform Manchester’s iconic ‘Kendals’ building on Deansgate into world class offices have been unveiled today, with the scheme expected to play an important role in creating j...

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