Landmark Saint Peters Square Castlebrooke Barings
The 180,000 sq ft block on St Peter's Square completed in 2019

Grant Thornton is next coup for Manchester’s Landmark

Sarah Townsend

The accounting firm is to take around 13,000 sq ft at the city centre office building owned by Barings Real Estate and relocate from its current Spinningfields base later this year.

It is understood that Grant Thornton has agreed to occupy the 11th floor of the 14-storey, 180,000 sq ft Landmark in St Peter’s Square, which completed in 2019.

The company is due to take possession of the office this summer but intends to fit out the space before moving in towards the end of 2021.

The floorplates at Landmark range from around 13,000 sq ft to 14,000 sq ft, so Grant Thornton is thought to be taking the entire 11th floor.

The firm currently occupies space in developer Allied London’s 4 Hardman Square. Grant Thornton declined to comment on the new lease at Landmark.

Once finalised, the letting will be the second this year for Barings at the central Manchester building. Last week, it concluded a deal to let 32,000 sq ft at Landmark to CBRE’s flexible workspace arm Hana, which will occupy three floors as its second location in the city after Windmill Hill, for which it signed a lease last year.

Meanwhile, real estate consultancy JLL relocated to Landmark in 2019, moving 170 staff from One Piccadilly to 14,000 sq ft on the tenth floor of the building.

CBRE and Colliers International are the joint leasing agents for Landmark.

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