Occupational health firm Healthwork has paid £1.8m for a 4,200 sq ft unit on St John Street in Manchester, while wholesale fashion retailer Continental Textiles has acquired an 8,000 sq ft office in Trafford Park for £1.1m.
Stockport Council is bringing forward plans to create coworking space and small office suites in the former Next unit at Merseyway, as part of its wider series of interventions at the prominent town centre location.
Developer Harworth Group has announced a 55,000 sq ft letting at Logistics North, its major site straddling Salford and Bolton, while putting in a planning application for what will be the fourth and final phase.
The council has drawn up plans to redevelop land around its five stations to create 7,000 homes, 2.5m sq ft of commercial space and an £11m cycle corridor to increase connectivity and boost the local economy.
Metro mayors Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham called for widespread retrofitting of properties across the North West, as the region looks to capture positive lessons from the pandemic and create a springboard for change.