Sevendale House

Code Computerlove signs at Sevendale

The Northern Quarter’s Sevendale House is set to welcome another high profile tenant to the building, digital agency Code Computerlove taking the whole of the 13,100 sq ft fourth floor.

Currently based nearby in Jutland House, Code Computerlove advises Oxfam, Brother, HMV, NUS, Chester Zoo, Amnesty International and First TransPennine Express.

This letting, along with deals recently confirmed to Working Time Solutions and PPS, who have taken five-year leases on the remaining two units on the third floor, sees 59,000 sq ft of Sevendale House’s available office space let, with only 5,800 sq ft on the first floor and 3,200 sq ft on the fifth floor.

Building owner Philip J Davies Holdings completed a major renovation of the 120,000 sq ft building in September last year. The building contains 65,000 sq ft of office space and 15,000 sq ft of retail space.

Code Computerlove will join office tenants Ticketmaster, Liquid Personnel, Big Cloud Recruitment, Equitix, Couchbase and café operator Foundation Coffee on the ground floor.

Mark Davies, director of Philip J Davies Holdings, said: “Code Computerlove is one of Manchester’s most well-known and respected independent agencies, and we’re delighted they have chosen to move into Sevendale House.

“Since launching nine months ago, we have let 86% of our office space. The high quality of the refurbishment, which retained the building’s original character where possible, along with its location in the heart of the Northern Quarter, is proving to be the ideal combination for a lot of businesses, and we anticipate achieving full occupancy in the coming months.”

Wini Tse, one of the founders of Code Computerlove, said: “Our move to Sevendale House is the result of continued growth and strong financial performance, with staff numbers now at 84 and increasing. For the past couple of years we’ve had teams spread across two offices in Manchester, but the new space allows us to all be under one roof again. While we also opened a second office in London last year, which is similarly expanding with new team members, we’re continuing to invest in, and grow, our Manchester base that’s been home since our conception in 1999.”

Tse added: “We have appointed Northern Quarter-based design agency Spacemen to design the office interior. Our brief is to create a new home filled with energy which people love to work in.”

Daniel Harris & Co acted on behalf of the landlord, Philip J Davies Holdings and OBI Property acted on behalf of Code Computerlove.

Emma Powell of OBI Property said: “When they approached us to assist with their relocation we knew that we had to find an option which would reflect their creative working practices. Sevendale’s characterful nature which incorporates a grade A specification meant that it was the perfect fit for Code Computerlove’s requirement.”

OBI has also been appointed to project manage Code Computerlove’s fit-out.

Your Comments

OBI are also letting agents for the building and are selling the investment. Some nice fees there!!

By Colin T

isn’t that a conflict of interest?

By Jimmy B

as long as everyone has provided written consent then it is fine.

By Peter C

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