Posted 7 July, 2015 OBI NEWS
A series of lettings has been announced at the former ITV and Granada Studios in Manchester – a site for creative businesses – totalling 67,500sq ft in the last 12 months.
OBI Property and Allied London have recently let a further 8,308sq ft of work space at the HQ Building and Hello House.
Companies which have moved in are: Internet service provider Telcom (2,575 sq ft); Sparklestreet Projects who have opened a recording studio (2,299 sq ft); Levitt Bernstein an architectural practice (1,184 sq ft); the lighting supplier Tyson Lighting (1,770 sq ft); App developers Crosby Associates (320 sq ft); and Film production company Andrew Sumner (160 sq ft).
HQ Building has already undergone a refurbishment to include a coffee shop (Caffeine & Co) on the ground floor and event space which also accommodates regular yoga classes.
Hello Work has now opened in HQ Building and has proven to be hugely successful. It provides workspace and support to media start-ups through to established businesses and broadcasters.
Chief executive of Allied London Michael Ingall said: “The success of the former ITV and Granada Studios space proves we are providing a product which appeals to not only the new generation of digital and creative businesses, but importantly the flexible work space we offer is also attractive to larger, professional service companies.
“I have no doubt as we continue to develop the area into St John’s Quarter, redefining the traditional property model, we will bring these and many more businesses along with us as they grow.”
OBI Property is the letting agent working with Hello Work
Emma Powell, OBI Property said: “The recent lettings at the former ITV and Granada Studios once again shows the popularity of the site, which is a great sign for the future.
“Being able to offer additional services provided by hello Hub has been hugely attractive to incoming occupiers. We have suites available from 160 sq ft and are receiving new interest on a daily basis.”