York Street Aviva p.PNW

The 86,000 sq ft building competed two years ago. Credit: Place North West

Aviva’s 11 York Street fully let 

Ecclesiastical Insurance has signed a 10-year lease for 6,500 sq ft within the Manchester office building, snapping up the last remaining space. 

The insurance and financial services firm is relocating its Manchester office to the 86,000 sq ft 11 York Street from St Ann’s Place, joining the likes of AON and Avison Young. 

Julian Cobourne, head of regional investment management at Aviva Investors, said: “To [achieve full occupancy] in a relatively short time following redevelopment of the asset shows how businesses value well-curated and modern office spaces which have been designed to cater to their evolving needs. 

“It is a pleasure to welcome another high-quality business to York Street in the form of Ecclesiastical.” 

He added: “Manchester remains an important region in our real estate portfolio, and we are pleased to be able to support the continued growth and development of its office market.” 

OBI and CBRE are the retained agents on 11 York Street. 

Other occupiers within the building include Rolls-Royce and flexible workspace provider Gilbanks. 

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And yet the northern quarter businesses are telling the MEN that most people work from home now

By Gilly

The office is very much alive and kicking ! Must be they keep renting and building them.

By Anonymous

Ha ha, the office is dead?! delightful nonsense. Now get back to work!

By Anonymous

The office is dead as technology improvements makes it redundant however their our still plenty of companies who chief executives live in the past and will keep using offices.

By Mary Smith

Why is this so much more successful than other buildings like the Lincoln and 101 Embankment?

By Wh

It is more successful because it offers what the market wants: central location (the traditional core is back in fashion due to central access to all parts of the city in particularly transport hubs); hotel quality shared workspace/social space-workers who don`t want to wfh for whatever reason will go back to the office if its attractive and offers a social element-just look at the success of Bruntwood`s offer; high end spec-it offers a modern corporate image which suits companies such as Rolls Royce. The combination works.

By Real Deal

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