Four New Bailey

MOAF: Manchester ends difficult 2020 on a high

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Dan Whelan

BT’s 175,000 sq ft letting at English Cities Fund's Four New Bailey saw office take-up for the final quarter of 2020 hit 350,000 sq ft, taking the total for the year to 800,000 sq ft, the first time total annual transactions in the city centre have dropped below 1m sq ft since 2013. 

3 Hardman Square

Isio confirms Spinningfields deal

The pensions advisory specialist, formerly part of KPMG, is to lease 9,183 sq ft at Royal London’s 3 Hardman Square, as revealed by Place North West. 

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Starwood, PAG unveil £200m Renaissance plans

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Dan Whelan and Sarah Townsend

A joint venture between developer Property Alliance Group and investor Starwood Capital Group has acquired the 1970s Manchester hotel and intends to redevelop it into a mixed-use scheme with offices, homes and a new hotel.

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Goldman Sachs spends £150m on regional housing

Neil Tague

The financial giant's merchant banking division, working with operating partner Pitmore, has acquired a 918-home portfolio of North West rented houses from Gatehouse Bank.

Landmark Hana

Hana takes 32,000 sq ft at Landmark 

Dan Whelan

CBRE’s flexible workspace arm will occupy three floors at Barings Real Estate’s 180,000 sq ft office block in central Manchester, as its second location in the city. 

The Chancery Spring Gardens

Italian Consulate prepares for Chancery move  

Dan Whelan

Listed investment firm Topland Group is close to agreeing a 6,800 sq ft letting to the consulate at its 50,000 sq ft Spring Gardens building in Manchester, following an 11,000 sq ft letting to the Spanish Consulate earlier this year.