Kennedys shifts to Helical’s Trinity

The law firm has moved to 15,800 sq ft across two floors within the John Dalton Street building, relocating from another of Helical’s Manchester assets, The Tootal Buildings on Oxford Street. 

Kennedys, which specialises in litigation and dispute resolution, is the latest occupier to take space within the seven-storey building since the completion of a £6m refurbishment in 2019. 

Earlier this year, accountancy firm Saffrey Champness took 4,176 sq ft on a 10-year lease, and Tosca Debt Capital took 2,690 sq ft on a five-year lease last month.

Kennedys will occupy the third and fourth floors at Trinity having signed a 10-year lease.

“The new office in Manchester is able to accommodate the growing team and deliver a flexible working style reflective of a new era of office use,” said Nick Thomas, senior partner at Kennedys.

Claire Bushen, partner at Kennedys’ Manchester office added: “As we start to come out of lockdown our new office is designed to give us great opportunities to work and collaborate together in the future. We’ve had great feedback from some of our colleagues who have already been in the office.” 

In 2017, Helical paid £12.9m at a net initial yield of 9.25% to buy Trinity from Ardstone Capital.

Savills and Edwards & Co are joint agents for office space within the building, and Sixteen Real Estate is the retail agent. 

Ed Keany director at Edwards & Co, said: “With the Lincoln Square public realm works completing earlier this year and the new Qbic hotel on the corner of John Dalton St and Deansgate, the area surrounding Trinity has transformed and occupiers moving into the building will be able to take full advantage of these city centre destinations.” 

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