TCS signs architect practice to Carvers Warehouse

Michael Hunt

Town Centre Securities, the Leeds-based developer active in Manchester and Rochdale, has added architect practice The Harris Partnership to its line-up at the Carvers Warehouse office building within the £250m Piccadilly Basin development in Manchester.

The award-winning practice is relocating from its existing premises at nearby Dale House, having taken a ten-year lease on 2,200 sq ft on the second floor of the Grade II-listed building. The relocation coincides with the 25th anniversary of The Harris Partnership and its ten-year presence in Manchester.

Built in 1806, Carvers Warehouse has had many of the original period features retained and was opened in May last year by Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council.

Ben Battye, associate director of The Harris Partnership, said: "Carvers Warehouse provides the perfect environment for an architectural firm. Its aesthetic appeal with its exposed stonework and beams, combined with its central location close to Piccadilly station and picturesque waterside setting, were all key factors in our decision making.

"The relocation accommodates our recent growth and allows for future expansion needs while providing a signature office location for our staff and clients alike."

The architect firm joins existing Carvers tenants, Marketing Manchester and G-Star Raw.

Carvers Warehouse is part of approximately 400,000 sq ft of office accommodation in a variety of new and historic buildings at the 12.8-acre site.

Joint agents alongside Lambert Smith Hampton are Cushman & Wakefield.

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