Clarke Willmott sign for 55 Spring Gardens

Photo: Clarke Willmott sign for 55 Spring Gardens

OBI Property has announced national law firm Clarke Wilmott LLP has taken 5,793 sq ft on the seventh floor of 55 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 2BY on a ten year lease.

OBI Property acted on behalf of Clarke Willmott, currently located at 19 Spring Gardens, in the move to larger space at 55 Spring Gardens to help facilitate the growth of the business.

The deal to Clarke Willmott follows the purchase of the building by Aviva Investors in August 2017.

Roy Crozier, Head of Clarke Willmott’s Manchester office said: “The move to larger offices demonstrates our commitment to servicing our clients in Manchester and the North West and our growing success in winning work across all sectors.”

Christian Anderton, Aviva Investors said: “The deal represents the first since our recent acquisition and sets a new benchmark in terms of perceived market rent for that space. As we look to move the asset forward, we remain encouraged by the depth of occupational interest, particularly amongst the tech and wider start-up community, with whom we are excited to continue building new relationships. These will shortly be further supported by the launch of market leading resident amenity and activation programme”.

Richard Lace transactions and asset management, OBI Property said: “Clarke Wilmott gave us a very specific brief of identifying a building and workspace that would differentiate them from the more traditional professional services firms in the city. 55 Spring Gardens fulfilled that brief and we were delighted to act their behalf.”

This news was published by Manchester Evening News, Insider Media, The Business Desk and Place North West.