St James’s Tower welcomes international recruitment consultancy on five-year lease

James Davies | 24 January 2024

 

 

OBI have recently secured a recruitment firm who have signed a deal for 2,985 sq ft of fully fitted and furnished space at St James’s Tower, in Manchester. Core Talent Recruitment has taken the 11th floor space on a five-year lease, with a three-year break.

The 16-storey office building has undergone a rigorous transformation over the past 10 years to offer an attractive space for businesses across Manchester, with the landlord also committed to making the building fully decarbonised. Located on Charlotte Street, St James’s Tower is situated in the heart of Manchester city centre and boasts exceptional proximity to the city’s transport links. The Metrolink at St Peter’s Square and the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange are within close walking distance, while Piccadilly train station is just a seven-minute walk away.

The specialist global recruitment consultancy, which was previously located on Lloyd Street and has bases across the UK and in the USA, specialises in engineering and construction roles. It also has a 98% success rate achieved on exclusive and retained client assignments.

Damien Diggles, managing director at Core Talent, said: “Our office move is a testament to our commitment to the comfort and wellbeing of our employees. Our people are at the core of our success and the new modern facilities are designed to enhance the overall work environment and further create a sense of community, innovation, and collaboration. This investment in employee satisfaction will not only contribute to staff retention, but also help our continued success and the growth of our dynamic workforce.” He added: “We feel that the location is in an area of Manchester city centre which is seeing record commercial investment, and we want to be in the heart of that.”

James Davies, transactions and asset management at OBI, said: “St James’s Tower is a cornerstone of the Manchester city centre office landscape and following recent upgrades to the building, now benefits from an EPC A certification. With sustainability top of the agenda for many occupiers, the remaining refurbished second and third floors, which provide 12,606 sq ft and 12,751 sq ft, respectively, are perfectly equipped for incoming occupiers seeking efficient, good value, energy efficient workspace. OBI will also be delivering another fitted and furnished solution on the part 10th floor of 1,700 sq ft which is due for completion in March 2024.”

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