Pair of lettings at Manchester’s Bauhaus 

Orchard Street Investment Management has let 31,500 sq ft across six floors at its Quay Street office block. 

Software company Connex One, which operates a platform aimed at monitoring customer satisfaction, has taken 17,800 sq ft on the fifth, sixth and seventh floors within the nine-storey building. 

The company, which has offices in the US, Australia, South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, will begin a phased occupation at Bauhaus in November. 

Connex One founder chief executive Nick Mealey said: “Having the right office environment where our teams can thrive is paramount. The space at Bauhaus supports our forward-thinking approach and the company’s soaring ambitions.” 

Connex One will be joined by hybrid office brand NewFlex, which will take 13,730 sq ft at Bauhaus and offer workspace under its Bold brand.  

Caleb Parker, founder of Bold, said: “This move is a major step in Bold’s UK journey as we engage with Manchester’s flourishing creative and SME scene.  

“We’re excited to bring flexibility and freedom to help more entrepreneurs follow their dreams, connect and grow their businesses within this highly desirable city centre community.” 

Orchard Street acquired Bauhaus in 2013, and subsequently completed a full refurbishment of the building.  

Sarah O’Connell, asset manager at Orchard Street, said: “These transactions are testament to the appeal of offices that focus on the cutting-edge of health and wellness and the benefits this can bring in terms of staff attraction and retention.” 

OBI represented Connex One. OBI, CBRE and Colliers International are joint leasing agents on the scheme. 

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