Bupa picks Cushwake for office search

Cushman & Wakefield has beaten off competition among Manchester office agents to win the Bupa instruction to find a new 140,000 sq ft northern headquarters.

Bupa has two leases on its current offices in the Anchorage and Harbour City, both in Salford Quays, which are due to expire in 2015.

Cushwake will consider all options, including renewing leases on the current space as well as moving to existing buildings or building a bespoke office. Cushwake is also letting agent on Peel Group's Media City UK, among the early frontrunners tipped by other agents to land the Bupa consolidation.

Tony Bray, head of the Manchester office of Cushman & wakefield, said in a statement: "Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed by Bupa to provide Real Estate Advice in relation to their Salford Quays portfolio. Bupa have been located in two main buildings on the Quays since the early 1990s and are now considering options ahead of current lease expires in 2015."

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