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Hydrock hires from Jacobs

In its second hire from Jacobs in the last two months, Hydrock has appointed Martyn Long as technical director of its structural engineering business, based in the company’s Albert Square office in Manchester.

Frank Hayes

Aecom hires Hayes

The multidisciplinary services giant has appointed Frank Hayes as associate director of planning in its Manchester office.

Valuation Team

Avison Young sets up Manchester valuations team

The firm, which gained its presence in the city through the 2017 acquisition of WHR, has hired Charles Ardern and Aaron Graham from Knight Frank to establish a valuations offer in the city.

Three New Bailey

HMRC deal underpins Q1 office boom, reports MOAF

Central Manchester’s office market is firmly on course for a fifth consecutive 1m sq ft-plus year, with first quarter take-up more than doubling 2017's first quarter total at 442,000 sq ft, according to the Manchester Office Agents Forum.

Andy King

Sweco targets new hires after Manchester move

Engineering consultant Sweco will expand its team in Manchester after consolidating two offices to a new base on the fourth floor of Abbey House, on Booth Street in the city centre.

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Bruntwood to move in May

Bruntwood is to move its Manchester headquarters to Union, its redevelopment of Commercial Union House, in late May, the firm has said.

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Deals start to flow at Burnley business park

Four units have been disposed of at Vision Park in Burnley, following the completion of the phase one industrial units in February, with deals close on a further three units.

Band On Wall

Sorrell to chair expanding Band on the Wall

Inner City Music, the charity that owns and operates Manchester’s Band on the Wall venue, has appointed Manchester property lawyer Stephen Sorrell to chair its board of trustees.

Spinningfields ‘opportunity’ touted as RBS consolidates

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Neil Tague

Banking group RBS has confirmed that it is to vacate the One Spinningfields Square office fronting Deansgate by the end of 2018, relocating staff to its Hardman Boulevard base in a move that will return 150,000 sq ft to the central Manchester office market.