Pochin signs Cheshire East at new Crewe office

Cheshire East Borough Council, formed in April after a reorganisation of the county's local authorities, has leased a 21,700 sq ft office from Pochin on Crewe Business Park.

In addition, the council will also occupy Delamere House in Crewe, Macclesfield Town Hall and Westfields in Sandbach. Cheshire East was formed from the merger of Congleton, Crewe & Nantwich, Macclesfield and Cheshire County Councils. A second council, Cheshire West & Chester was created at the same time.

Pochin has spent a decade developing Crewe Business Park, delivering offices for DEFRA, Fujitsu and Virgin Trains, as well as a Travelodge hotel, a JW Lees Pub, retail units and a 790-bedroom student accommodation facilities recently completed for Manchester Metropolitan University. In addition, Pochin has facilitated the delivery of a Ramada Encore hotel and a Bannatyne Leisure Centre on the park.

Pochin is now looking to start phase three of the office element of the park, a further 40,000 sq ft of offices, according to Jim Nicholson, director. He added: "Pochin also has additional land available, which is can accommodate up to 90,000 sq ft of offices, which we are looking to bring forward for development purposes."

Cheshire East will move in to the new premises in October 2009. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Lamonts Commercial and Matthews & Goodman are joint agents for the scheme.

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