Advised by OBI Property, Bureau Veritas has signed for 16,700 sq ft at Atlantic House on Wythenshawe’s Atlas Business Park, relocating from its existing office at Parklands in Didsbury.
Signing a 10-year lease, the company will move 170 staff to the building after taking the entire second floor. Aviva, owner of the building, represented itself in the deal.
Other occupiers at the 225,000 sq ft business park include Cable & Wireless, the Civil Aviation Authority, and Coffey International.
OBI is now project managing and designing a fit-out of the space for the assessment and certification company, and Bureau Veritas UK chief executive Ken Smith said the company was looking for “a workspace that inspires better performance”.
Bureau Veritas’ existing office at Parklands has been earmarked for conversion into residential with developer PJ Livesey set to transform the building into 39 apartments as part of a wider plan for the 4.3-acre plot off Wilmslow Road.