Highcross refreshes Runcorn offices

Highcross has appointed TSG Property Consultants as joint agents with the Eileen Bilton Partnership at Halton 5 Office Centre, its 90,000 sq ft office complex in central Runcorn.

Halton 5 is currently undergoing a 12-month refurbishment and rebranding programme, including the creation of a new reception area and quality office suites. The office block is next to Halton Lea Shopping Centre, with unlimited free car parking.

Alex Hyams, senior asset manager at Highcross' Manchester office, said: "We are confident that our substantial investment in the newly re-branded Halton 5 Office Centre will benefit local businesses by offering a variety of spaces in which to operate and grow. The refurbishment has widened the building's appeal and we anticipate that this investment, together with the new branding and appointment of a strong new agency team will lead to significant interest from potential occupiers."

Andrew Gardiner, partner at TSG, said: "It is refreshing in this market, to see a landlord invest in enhancing office facilities. With a good value finished product, a wide range of suite sizes, and excellent adjoining amenities, Halton 5 Office Centre will provide accommodation for a wide range of businesses and looks set to become the destination of choice for local occupiers."

Highcross made several significant additions to its North West property portfolio in 2011, including the acquisition of the 84,000 sq ft Deva City Office Park in Manchester and the 48,000 sq ft Fulwood Court in Preston.

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