Voyager move for SCA

Simon Donohue

Personal hygiene specialist SCA has signed up for 9,890 sq ft of office space within the Voyager building at Manchester Airport.

SCA will relocate its from its current base in Lowry Plaza, Salford Quays, on completion of the office fit out, which is being project managed by Dunlop Heywood's project and building division.

Voyager is next to Manchester Airport's bus and railway station and the new Metrolink tram stop, which is currently under construction.

SCA develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products, with sales in around 100 countries under global brands including TENA, Bodyform, Velvet, Cushelle and Plenty.

The Manchester office of property consultants Dunlop Heywood advised SCA on the leasehold acquisition.

CBRE and WHR Property Consultants acted for MAG Property and are the retained office agents for Voyager.

MAG Property – formerly MAG Developments – is the property, development and facilities management arm of UK airport group Manchester Airports Group, owner of Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports.

Existing occupiers at the 71,000 sq ft Voyager building include National Grid, Swissport and the European contact centre of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways.

SCA's Sally Barke said: "SCA has had a base in the North West for a number of years and recent expansion in our northern operation has meant we had to seek larger office premises.

"A major consideration was to ensure it was easily accessible for current and potential employees both in the North West and further afield – being based at Manchester Airport, with its excellent transport facilities ensures that SCA remains 'on the map' as an employer of choice in the region."

The office is also situated within walking distance of the airport's passenger terminals enabling direct access to the 30 flights per week that operate between Manchester and Stockholm in Sweden, where SCA's global HQ is located.

Jenny Smith, head of estates, MAG Property, said: "SCA is a leading global company and its decision to locate its Northern UK base at Voyager underlines the attractiveness of Manchester Airport as an office location for businesses that need excellent local public transport access for staff, as well as global links."

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