Posted by Zoe Boddy-McEwen

Posted 14 October, 2013 OBI NEWS

OBI Property is delighted to announce that fast growing specialist recruiter Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment has agreed a deal to move its Manchester headquarters from York Street into new offices in Spinningfields. The company has signed for just over 3,000 sq ft in Tower 12 on the Avenue North, doubling the size of its current space as it approaches its 10th anniversary.

AAA_6242 - webMike Ingall, Chief Executive of Allied London commented, “Douglas Scott will be a welcome addition to Spinningfields – our strategy to produce a range of different real estate products across the estate is really succeeding, and it is developing a true business eco-system. Over the next 12 months we will also be focusing on providing real estate solutions for the tech sector.”  Will Lewis of OBI Property represented Allied London, as leasing agent on the transaction and OBI have also been engaged to project manage the landlords works.

The move will take place in December and give Douglas Scott close proximity to Crown Court and the Civil Justice Centre. It comes as the company celebrates a record first half year, with permanent placements up 31% and candidate registrations up 39% compared with the same period in 2012. Four new appointments have been made in the last two months in preparation for the move, and MD Kath Riley has plans for further expansion.

“We’re recruiting across our network of offices as we take market share and roll out new services,” says Riley. “The new 3000 sq ft office will serve as a central hub for the whole company – the calibre of our new neighbours, the Spinningfields’ scene and the size and facilities of the new office made Tower 12 the obvious choice for us.”

The company will share a building with some of the freshest names in Manchester’s business and leisure industries, including Aiden Byrne, the youngest chef to ever earn a Michelin star and the brains behind the city’s new fine dining experience, Manchester House Restaurant and Lounge.