Assetz signs for Manchester Green office

Barwood Capital and logistics developer DB Symmetry have announced that peer-to-peer financing company Assetz Capital has taken the entirety of Building 3, a 14,800 sq ft block which forms part of the 107,000 sq ft Manchester Green office complex.

Assetz Capital, part of the Manchester-based Assetz Group, has relocated from Newby Road in Hazel Grove where it occupied 3,000 sq ft of a 6,000 building, to take the newly refurbished Building 3 on a 10-year lease. The company joins Worley Parsons and Chiesi which occupy the 20,000 sq ft Building 1, and the 18,500 sq ft Building 5 respectively.

Stuart Law, chief executive and co-founder, Assetz Capital, said: “Since launching Assetz Capital in 2013 we have experienced exponential growth and we are now the second largest peer to peer business and property lender in the UK. As a national brand, we proudly call Manchester our home and our new office will act as a centre for our regional teams located throughout the country as well as supporting our nationwide office network. As P2P lending becomes more mainstream, we expect further growth in our head office team and for this prestigious, self-contained building and its location to help support our ambitious growth strategy.”

Barwood Capital acquired the business park in 2013 as part of its 2012 Property Fund, and since then with DB Symmetry, has embarked on a comprehensive pha

James Dickinson, director at Canning O’Neill, joint agents for the scheme with JLL, continued: “Barwood Capital’s investment in the building has paid dividends. This letting means that only 30,000 sq ft remains available in Building 4 where we have a strong level of interest.”

Assetz Capital represented itself. The quoting rent is £17.50/sq ft.

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