The 166,000 sq ft council-owned office is still vacant following completion last summer but the authority said there is a high level of interest in the Greengate asset from potential buyers and occupiers.
After a string of retail closures on the Manchester street during lockdown, the asset manager has units to fill and the soon-to-be-redeveloped House of Fraser could provide a solution to its high vacancy rates.
Towns such as Bolton, Cheadle, Preston and Southport were awarded a share of £186m from the Government’s £3.6bn Towns Fund, but the Budget stopped short of allocating significant new money for North West projects.
Separate acquisitions by Warrington Council and Pictet Alternative contributed to £325m of deals recorded in the city's office market last year, more than any other major UK city outside London, according to Avison Young.
The Greater Manchester, Merseyside and West Yorkshire pension funds have appointed 27 companies to provide services across their combined £46bn property portfolio, to enable "a more cost-effective approach".