Glasshouse letting for Bruntwood SciTech
Global fintech firm Quint Group has signed to occupy 12,000 sq ft at the developer’s £30m office complex at Alderley Park in Cheshire.
The 150,000 sq ft Glasshouse office complex, which opened last February, is already home to several businesses specialising in AI, life sciences, software development, e-commerce and digital communications, including Lokulus, Regit and Currentbody. The latter – a beauty e-tailer – signed for 5,300 sq ft last August.
Quint owns and operates a portfolio of fintech businesses focussed on improving access to credit. As well as the UK, it has operations in San Diego, Warsaw, Foshan, Sydney and Cape Town and its clients include financial services providers including Goldman Sachs, Shawbrook Bank and Admiral.
Under the deal, the Glasshouse office will serve as its new UK headquarters, with the company joining developer joint venture Bruntwood SciTech’s expanding community of around 500 science and technology occupiers in total across the 400-acre Alderley Park and its other business hubs in Leeds and Birmingham.
Mike Ransom, Quint’s managing director, said: “For over a decade, and despite a challenging 2020, Quint Group has gone from strength to strength and our old office [on Oxford Road in Macclesfield] no longer suited our need for a more flexible and collaborative workspace.
“After a careful review process, we selected Glasshouse at Alderley Park for our new UK HQ. Innovation is what powers our business and so becoming part of an ecosystem of like-minded businesses at Alderley Park will be great for us.
“And, on a more tangible level, it’s a beautiful environment with brilliant amenities that will mean our team is excited about coming into the office.”
Kath Mackay, managing director of Bruntwood SciTech – Alderley Park, added: “Glasshouse has been specifically designed for digital and tech businesses, providing space to collaborate, network and grow. It’s the perfect place for Quint to kickstart its ambitious growth plans.
“To see a business such as Quint relocate to Alderley Park is a real endorsement of the community that we’ve created here…and a sign of the strength of the wider fintech ecosystem in Greater Manchester and [the UK].”
Hallams Property Consultants advised Bruntwood SciTech on the letting. Hallams, Colliers and OBI are the agents for Glasshouse.