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Bruntwood Works is building an office for cybersecurity firm PortSwigger

Green light for Bruntwood Works at Booths Park

Chloé Vaughan

Developer Bruntwood has been given the go-ahead by Cheshire East Council to create 65,000 sq ft of office space at Booths Park in Knutsford for cybersecurity business PortSwigger.

Work is set to begin on the two-storey office building this month, and the scheme is expected to complete by March 2021.

Bruntwood Works owns the site at Booths Park. Other occupiers at the business park include media analyst Amec, Velcro, recruitment company De Poel and Mastercard.

The scheme for PortSwigger also includes landscaped gardens, co-working spaces and a restaurant.

PortSwigger, which is currently based at Victoria Court, Knutsford, plans to work with Bruntwood Works and Calderpeel Architects on the scheme.

It is intended to allow the company to grow its workforce by up to 400 people and work more on talent development.

David Laws, partner at Matthews & Goodman, the agent on the scheme, said: “This is an excellent deal for the wider South Manchester office market, unequivocally demonstrating that fast-growing tech companies do not have to head into Manchester city centre to fulfil their ambitions and growth projections.”

Dafydd Stuttard, chief executive of PortSwigger, said: “Booths Park is establishing Knutsford as a centre of technical excellence in the North West region, leading to a number of high-value jobs, including software engineers, researchers, technical product specialists, and journalists.”

 

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