Manchester’s Arndale House owners M&G Real Estate and Intu have let the remaining 35,000 sq ft to CFS Management Services and CIS General Insurance, both wholly owned subsidiaries of The Co-operative Group.
The companies will occupy the eighth, ninth and nineteenth floors.
The lettings follow the announcement earlier this year that London ‘magic circle’ law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer had taken 40,000 sq ft on the fourth, seventh, tenth and twelfth floors. The law firm will use the space to open a shared legal and business services centre.
Arndale House is a 23-storey office development built as part of the Manchester Arndale chopping centre. The tower totals more than 200,000 sq ft of offices.
Elise Buchanan, director of asset management at M&G Real Estate, said: “Arndale House is now fully let. This is a positive sign that Manchester’s offices sector is going from strength to strength and we continue to liaise with occupiers, current and prospective, as part of our ongoing active asset management approach.
“The Co-operative Group and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lettings for Arndale House reinforce Manchester’s reputation as the UK’s second city. With access to one of the UK’s most diverse retail offers, as well as continually improving food and beverage hubs, Arndale House provides a unique working environment and a range of facilities that clearly set it apart.”
TSG Property Consultants is the retained agent for M&G Real Estate and Intu on Arndale House. The Co-operative Group represented itself.