SpareRoom, the popular flatshare website, is set to open its first office in Manchester, in Helical’s Dale House.
The firm has agreed a five-year lease for the 7,700 sq ft fifth floor at a rent of £18/sq ft. SpareRoom currently has an office in Macclesfield, and has been occupying temporary space in the city as it awaits the move to Dale House.
Helical acquired Dale House in December 2015 and is currently refurbishing the top three storeys to provide creative office space. This aims to retain the character of the building and feature exposed brick, while giving raised floors, exposed services and a lounge-style reception.
Gemma Allen-Munce, SpareRoom director, says: “We’re thrilled to be moving to such a vibrant, creative city. Manchester’s thriving tech scene is a great environment for a company like SpareRoom and we’re looking forward to tapping into the huge pool of talent in the city.”
Savills advised Helical. Daniel Barnes, associate in the office agency team at Savills, said: “Dale House combines high quality office space with the character and quirky features favoured by many types of modern occupier. We are pleased to have secured this transaction with SpareRoom and anticipate strong interest in the remaining floors.”
SpareRoom was represented by Avid.