Redfern In NOMA.
A refurbishment of the building was completed in April

Probation Service lines up Redfern Building

Neil Tague

The whole of the 24,569 sq ft office block in Manchester’s Noma district is to be let to the National Probation Service under a forthcoming deal.

Main contractor Russells Construction completed the refurbishment of the 1930s-built Dutch Modernist-style building for owner Federated Hermes in April. The building on Dantzic Street also offers 7,626 sq ft of retail and leisure space.

Place North West understands that a deal has been agreed at £25 per sq ft for 10 years by the Probation Service, which sits within the Ministry of Justice and wanted to take a building where it would be the sole office occupier.

One Manchester agent said the requirement has been known in the market for some time, with several options being considered, but that Federated Hermes, which is building the Noma mixed-use scheme, had won the day after working with the service elsewhere in the country. It is understood the leasing deal has yet to complete.

Cushman & Wakefield represented the Probation Service as letting agent. It is part of a panel of consultancies for the Whitehall department. Colliers and JLL are the agents for the Redfern Building. All parties have been approached for comment.

Noma is a 20-acre mixed-use neighbourhood north of Manchester city centre that is being delivered by Federated Hermes, an entity of asset manager Hermes Investment Management.

The scheme has mushroomed from its origins as a development with the Co-operative Group, with proposals aired in the summer to extend Noma’s office offer to 1.6m sq ft as part of an updated development framework.

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Good to see office lets still being done and new speculative offices being build in Manchester despite Covid. Starting to be really good area of town this.

By Bob

Great tenant mix at NOMA

By Norman S Fletcher

I agree NOMA us looking very exciting, hopefully Pilling’s food market and the media college go ahead. My only issue is the upkeep, needs cleaning and jet washing more often, like the rest of Manchester I suppose but First Street does it well.

By Dan

Interesting to see so many offices still being built and let in Manchester given what we are going through.

By Anonymous

It’s great to see this elegant building being refurbished and put to good use.

By Anonymous

Yet again another article published without the permission of the parties involved or their advisors. Plus the lease term and rental figure is completely wrong. Lazy journalism as ever

By annoyed

#officeagency survives another day

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