Hilton House
The building was refurbished last year

Cert relocates to Northern Quarter 

Dan Whelan

The developer is to occupy 4,200 sq ft at Hilton House, an office block it bought in 2017 and has recently refurbished, moving from Royal Mills in Ancoats. 

Cert Property Group’s move from The Courtyard at Royal Mills to the 30,000 sq ft Hilton House follows the sale of its former head office to  Manchester City Council in 2019, and aims to provide the company with additional space for its growing team, which currently stands at 30 employees. 

“Moving into Hilton House was the perfect move for us,” said Howard Lord, managing director of Cert Property. 

“We have all fallen in love with the building during the course of the redevelopment of it. We’ve made our floor our own and it has given us the opportunity to set out what we believe the post-pandemic office looks and feels like.” 

Cert will occupy the entire fourth floor of the six-storey block, taking the Hilton Street building to 70% occupied. 

Other tenants at Hilton House include architect Hawkins\Brown, broadband provider Telcom, and café/restaurant Feel Good Club.

Lord added: “To reach 70% occupancy at a time when many have spoken about the demise of the office is a testament to the quality of spaces we are providing at Hilton House. 

“It is also indicative of the wider demand within the Manchester office market and telling proof that the office is far from dead, but perhaps just needed to evolve.” 

The refurbishment of Hilton House was designed by Buttress Architects and Sheila Bird Group and was carried out by Armitage Construction. 

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