Two St Peter’s Square fully let

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.

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This building is already ageing badly



Why is the building aging badly?

I like it.

By Anonymous

It’s not ageing in the slightest. Like any building it will collect some dirt over time and perhaps it will stand out due to its colour but this will be easily dealt with as part of the planned maintenance regime for the building.

By Nigel K

The building looks fine to me and in a great space, a world class square for a world class city, with all the offices full as well. If the council can just copy and paste this in Piccadilly Gardens then we are onto a winner.

By Bob

I have to agree it does seem to be aging already, I love the ornamental sides and how they connect with the Town Hall but the front facade is already looking dated.

By Michael

The building does indeed look well. Not up to No1 Standards but pretty good non the less.

By Simon

St Peter’s Sq does look so much better these days since both of these buildings replaced the rather ordinary offices and shops . Having the tram lines double through here and rerouting the traffic will make the newly enlarged Albert sq at the back fit for a world class Civic area when all of the work eventually completes .

By JohnP

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