Private equity firm the Carlyle Group has signed the third tenant at Three Piccadilly Place, the 200,000 sq ft office in central Manchester.
Serviced office provider, Orega, has taken a lease on 17,000 sq ft in the first signing at the building this year. It follows deals with the Insolvency Service and law firm Weightmans in 2008.
Orega will run serviced offices in 12,600 sq ft on the 11th floor, as well as operating a meeting and conference room suite off the main reception area on the ground floor, of 4,400 sq ft.
Paul Finch, joint managing director of Orega, said: "Three Piccadilly Place met our desire to select a highly distinctive and well-located office building for the new Orega business centre. It gives us a pivotal position in one of the UK's most important office locations. Three Piccadilly Place is amongst the largest and best new commercial schemes in the city centre and the combination of high build standards and excellent transport links it provides, should prove irresistible to occupiers seeking flexible space or virtual offices and meeting rooms."
Mark Harris, director of the Carlyle Group, added: "With its unrivalled transport connections and, now with Orega providing serviced offices, the scheme can offer occupiers the ultimate in accessibility and flexibility. Three Piccadilly Place has been built to the highest specification and boasts a BREEAM Excellent rating."