Wealth management firm Cazenove Capital, part of Schroders, has signed to lease 5,000 sq ft as its new regional office, taking the Manchester office building to 100% occupied.
Developed by Mosley Street Ventures, a business owned by Betfred founders the Done family, the freehold of 2 St Peter’s Square was sold to a fund controlled by German investor DWS early in construction for £100m in 2015.
The 12-storey SimpsonHaugh architects-designed building comprises around 160,000 sq ft of offices and 4,000 sq ft of ground floor retail and leisure. Cazenove us to occupy the last suite on the 11th floor.
‘Big Four’ accountancy firm EY became the first occupier to sign at the building, taking three floors in a pre-let, with the Department for Work & Pensions then acquiring five floors for use as a digital development, training and testing centre.
Other occupiers include law firm Knights, Distrelec, and Gravitas Recruitment Group. Wagamama occupies the largest section of the ground floor, fronting St Peter’s Square.
CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield acted for Mosley Street Ventures and DWS throughout as office agents. Consultancy Jenics acted for Wagamama.