Commercial property agency P3 Property Consultants has been retained by Nationwide to let the former Stephenson Bell architects' studio in Aeroworks in Manchester, constructed during World War Two to support the local aircraft industry.
Located at the edge of the Northern Quarter, Aeroworks was built in 1940 to make parts for the Avro-Lancaster heavy bomber and continued to be used for avionic component manufacture until the 1960s.
In 2004 leading local architects Jeffrey Bell and Roger Stephenson converted the then run-down factory into offices.
The available space includes a 6,000 sq ft open plan designers' studio together with meeting rooms, library, kitchen and break-out areas. The space is cabled up, fully furnished and therefore ready for immediate occupation. 13 basement car spaces come with the suite.
Stephenson Bell Architects entered administration in 2011. Roger Stephenson's studio is now part of Ian Simpson Architects. Bell set up Jeffrey Bell Architects in 2011.
Toby Nield, office agency specialist at P3, said: "Aeroworks is well known as a design classic and when space becomes available we usually get someone on board quite quickly. The opening of the Metrolink line and stop at nearby New Islington now adds an extra dimension to the offer. This suite is perfect for occupiers looking for well located, quirky, ready- made workspace that just oozes real character."