First phase of Didsbury Technology Park fully let

The first building in Bruntwood Works’ wider 155,000 sq ft development is now fully let with Siemens set to relocate its UK head office to the site.

The Ohm Building covers 20,000 sq ft and has been let to Siemens, which will create 60 jobs as it relocates its national HQ from Surrey, and TheOrthTeam, a provider of consultant-delivered musculoskeletal services. The latter signed a pre-let at the building in October last year.

Built by contractor NMCN and designed by Sheppard Robson, the Ohm Building is the first in a wider development over nine acres of the Siemens Campus off Princess Parkway.

This is set to include three further buildings; a second phase features a five-storey office of 75,000 sq ft, alongside a 426-space multi-storey car park; while the third phase is a four-storey office building of 60,000 sq ft.

The development is being delivered by a partnership between Siemens, Bruntwood, PJ Livesey, Spire Healthcare, and Manchester City Council; PJ Livesey is currently delivering 92 houses on the site.

Andrew Cooke, regional director at Bruntwood Works, said: “We’re delighted to announce that the first phase of development at the park is fully let and is now home to some of the world’s most innovative and respected brands.

“This achievement speaks to our commitment to creating a centre of excellence for science and technology at Didsbury; building on and bolstering Greater Manchester’s position as a region where potential is achieved and world-leading innovation happens. We look forward to seeing ongoing growth at the site and to welcoming more leading innovators to the park as future phases come online.”

Shaun Cray, head of Siemens Real Estate, said: “This is a hugely exciting time for Manchester’s technology and industrial economy. The interest and investment in Didsbury Technology Park reflects an increased confidence that the city has the right ingredients for leading innovation, cutting edge R&D and the ability to turn this all into commercially viable business. We hope this marks the start of something special for Greater Manchester, its businesses and its residents.”

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