Universal Square

NEM takes space at Universal Square

New East Manchester, the urban regeneration company, has relocated 60 staff to Ardwick after taking 7,500 sq ft at Frogmore Northern's Universal Square.

The move saw 45 staff from the Manchester Salford Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder team, who cover the east Manchester area, move from Elizabeth House in Openshaw and 16 staff from the New East Manchester economic programme team relocated from the NEM headquarters in Beswick.

The reshuffle leaves 60 staff remaining at the company headquarters, resulting in an equal split in staff numbers between the New East Manchester HQ and the new premises at Universal Square.

Eddie Smith, chief executive of NEM, said: "As a result of a review of accommodation needs, we chose Universal Square because it offered us the chance to locate staff in modern surroundings within east Manchester and close to the city centre on terms that provide good value for money.

"The NEM economic programme and Housing Market Renewal teams now based there have light and spacious open plan accommodation with meeting rooms and a large kitchen. The move went very smoothly and the teams are settling into their new workplace."

Gary Thomas, Frogmore Northern added: "Frogmore Northern has played an integral role over the years in the regeneration of east Manchester. The investment in the former GUS building has transformed it into one of the most successful office schemes in Manchester.

"New East Manchester's relocation of almost half its personnel is not only testament to the quality of accommodation on offer but reinforces Universal Square as a key business destination for east Manchester."

Universal Square boasts Sport England, Experian and Mason Williams amongst its tenant. Rentals are between £10/sq ft and £12/sq ft.

Letting agents are Canning O'Neill and DTZ.

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