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Arkwright House opens out onto Parsonage Gardens

Ramboll makes Arkwright House move

Engineering giant Ramboll will relocate its 60-strong Manchester team to Arkwright House this month, taking a 10-year lease on a 7,000 sq ft penthouse office suite.

The engineer will move its staff from its current base on the third floor of Kings Court on Exchange Street. Ramboll is understood to be paying around £30/sq ft for the seventh-floor office at Arkwright House.

Catalyst Capital completed the £16m refurbishment of the 98,500 sq ft grade-two listed office on Parsonage Gardens in October last year, including a rooftop new-build extension.

The developer purchased the building from receivers in May 2014 for £11m, and a project team including contractor Vinci, architect Sheppard Robson, structural engineer Curtins, and project manager Gardiner & Theobald delivered the fit out.

The first floor of around 15,000 sq ft has been let to Push Doctor, with the second to sixth floors, ranging between 12,000 sq ft and 15,000 sq ft, still available at a quoting rent of around £26/sq ft.

Mathew Riley, managing director for Ramboll, said: “With its floor to ceiling glazing and fantastic views across the city, Arkwright House was the natural choice for our new Manchester base and reflects our continued growth and investment in the area.

“The project team for our move, managed by Colliers International, has worked hard to understand our requirements as a business and cater for the needs of our people, creating an environment which will support the productivity and growth of our business.”

CBRE and GVA are the retained agents for Arkwright House.

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