Digital agency Apadmi has taken 12,500 sq ft in the refurbished Anchorage complex in Salford Quays from developer and asset manager Canmoor.
The Manchester-based app development agency, which marked its first decade of operations this year, has taken an 11-year lease on the penthouse at the Anchorage 2 tower, and plans to occupy the space as its national headquarters once it completes a £500,000 fit-out next March.
Anchorage 2 is already undergoing an £8m refurbishment led by London-based Canmoor, with the construction of co-working space and breakout areas on the ground floor now complete, alongside an exercise studio and café. Canmoor is responsible for overseeing the refurbishment and new lettings.
Apadmi said it has doubled in size to 125 staff over the last two years and expects to grow to 140 staff by March, driven by work for clients including the Co-op, Argos and SailGP, as well as three new contracts the company has yet to announce.
Apadmi’s chief executive, Garry Partington, said: “Our ways of working have demanded more collaboration space, better technology and [immersive experience] labs.
“The top floor of the Anchorage is the ideal blank canvas for us – the location, space and views are amazing – we can create the perfect workspace that blends tech and creativity.”
Ian Murray, director at Canmoor, added: “Our aim throughout the refurbishment of Anchorage has been to reposition the scheme so that it is attractive to forward thinking, digital and creative businesses so we are delighted to be welcoming Apadmi.
Other tenants at Anchorage 2 include the Department for Work & Pensions, construction firm Morgan Sindall and engineering firm Baker Hicks.
Edwards & Co and JLL are joint letting agents on the scheme.