A joint venture between Spire Healthcare and OrthTeam has taken half of the first office at Didsbury Technology Park, Bruntwood’s 155,000 sq ft development on nine acres of the Siemens Campus off Princess Road.
The joint venture has taken a 10,000 sq ft pre-let on the first building, which totals 20,000 sq ft and has been designed by architect Sheppard Robson. Main contractor North Midland is currently on site with the project set to be delivered in December.
OrthTeam is a provider of consultant-delivered musculoskeletal services, and the move will see the company establish a new team in the building. Spire operates the private hospital which borders the site of Didsbury Technology Park.
The wider development is set to include 155,000 sq ft of office space with Bruntwood setting out an ambitious timeline to have the whole site built out by 2020.
Later phases are set to include three more buildings; a second phase features a five-storey office of 75,000 sq ft, alongside a 426-space multi-storey car park; while the third phase is a four-storey office building of 60,000 sq ft.
The developer is also currently working with housebuilder PJ Livesey to deliver 92 houses on the site.
Andrew Cooke, regional director at Bruntwood, said: “Didsbury Technology Park is going to be home to some of the most exciting, disruptive, and ambitious science and technology companies in the UK. We’re delighted to be kick-starting that trend by welcoming Spire Healthcare and OrthTeam – a company which is revolutionising private healthcare provision in the UK.
“Our vision is to create a dynamic cluster of businesses at the site that will collaborate with each other and work closely with Siemens and Spire and OrthTeam. We’re looking forward to providing a brilliant base for these fast-growing science and tech companies – boosting the region’s already world-class strengths in this sector. Our intention is for the whole site to be fully developed and occupied by 2020.”
Cushman & Wakefield and JLL are the retained agents for Didsbury Technology Park, while Addleshaw Goddard acted for Bruntwood on Spire and OrthTeam’s deal.