Posted 27 June, 2017 OBI NEWS
OBI Property is delighted to confirm a recent office acquisition on behalf of CarFinance 247 at Universal Square, Manchester. OBI represented the occupier in the acquisition of circa 38,000 sq ft – one of Manchester’s largest office deals of the year to date.
CarFinance 247 will relocate its 420-strong team from various sites around Ancoats to two and a half floors of Universal Square in August.
Facilities include an onsite restaurant and gym, and a landscaped courtyard. The site also has secure parking for 800 cars and a complimentary shuttle bus service between the scheme and Piccadilly station.
CarFinance 247’s managing director Reg Rix said: “The move to Universal Square will enable us to once again bring all operations under one roof. The business is currently spread across a number of sites in the Ancoats area of the city as a result of continued growth during the past couple of years.
“We will be occupying two-and-a-half floors within the building and refurbishment is underway ahead of us completing the move later this year.”
Darius Baniabassian, Workplace Consultant for OBI Property said “We have advised our client on the search and lease acquisition, project management, workplace consultancy and interior design for what will be a truly stylish and exciting workspace for all at Carfinance 247. The new environment allows their colleagues to be unified in a single location and collaborate without barriers, improving workflow, and wellbeing.”
Charles Denby of the landlord MCR added: “This is excellent news for Universal Square. The refurbishment and ongoing investment in the scheme has attracted a huge number of high-profile tenants.”
“Being based at the scheme means that we can quickly respond to tenants’ queries, which again has added to the building’s pull.”