Express Building up for sale at £9.5m

Simon Donohue

DTZ has been appointed to sell or let Manchester's iconic Express Building on behalf of American landlord A & A Investments.

An asking price in the region of £9.5m has been placed on the vacant building, which has been refurbished since the departure of former tenants Friends Provident and Sport Newspapers.

The building provides 75,599 sq ft of office space with a rental value of £9.75 a sq ft.

The basement contains secure car parking for 36 cars.

A multi-storey car park, constructed specifically to serve the building, provides a further 141 spaces, and is being sold or let separately.

Built on Great Ancoats Street as one of three buildings to house the offices of the Daily Express, the Express Building was completed in 1939.

Simon Roddam, senior surveyor at DTZ, said: "The Express Building is one of Manchester's most significant office buildings.

"The quality of the refurbishment and its high profile to the Inner Ring Road should appeal to a number of occupiers who are finding the supply of quality accommodation in Manchester city centre limited due to the lack of new development."

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