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Autocab joins Hilti, Hewlett Packard and Accenture at Circle Square. Credit: via Citypress

Autocab inks Circle Square deal

Dan Whelan

The Uber-owned software company has taken 20,000 sq ft on a 10-year lease at Bruntwood SciTech’s Manchester development, a deal first revealed by Place North West last October. 

Autocab, which is relocating from Cheadle Royal Business Park, joins Hewlett Packard, Hilti and professional services firm Accenture at Circle Square. 

Roku, Ofcom and Octopus Energy are also lined up to sign at the 1.2m sq ft complex. 

Autocab’s move follows a 400% rise in revenues over the last five years, which culminated in the Uber takeover 12 months ago. 

The company aims to create 200 new jobs at Circle Square 

Safa Alkateb, chief executive of Autocab, said: “We have some exciting growth plans, but we can only realise them if we can attract the industry’s best established and emerging talent.  

“Circle Square will be a real draw and aligns with our ethos to be able to create, innovate and network with like-minded businesses. 

Bradley Topps, commercial director, Bruntwood SciTech, said: “Our ambition for Circle Square has been to provide a space for global innovators to come together in one highly-connected space, so Autocab’s move is an exciting development in its early days.   

“The neighbourhood offers a rare opportunity to establish a home in the heart of Manchester’s Oxford Road corridor, providing access to emerging talent and connections with universities of global pedigree and their R&D and spin-offs.” 

CBRE acted for Autocab. JLL, Knight Frank and Savills are the agents for Circle Square. 

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More office take up. Excellent news!

By Anonymous

Such a good eco system around here and all the way up Oxford road now. From not much to one of the key areas of the city in less than 20 years. Fantastic.

By Bob

One of the numerous business districts that have sprung up in and around the city centre in the past few years. Really impressed when I walked around here.

By Anonymous