More lettings at former ITV and Granada Studios

Photo: More lettings at former ITV and Granada Studios

OBI Property and Allied London announced a further 8,308 sq ft of work space has been let at the HQ Building and Hello House at the former ITV and Granada Studios, Manchester.  This brings the total amount of space let at Old Granada Studios to 67,500 sq ft within the past 12 months.

All the companies have moved into the space on flexible leases, the six companies that have taken space are:  the Internet service provider Telcom (2,575 sq ft); Sparklestreet Projects who have opened a recording studio (2,299 sq ft); Levitt Bernstein an architectural practice (1,184 sq ft); the lighting supplier Tyson Lighting (1,770 sq ft); App developers Crosby Associates (320 sq ft); and Film production company Andrew Sumner (160 sq ft).

HQ Building has already undergone a refurbishment to include a coffee shop (Caffeine & Co) on the ground floor and event space which also accommodates regular yoga classes.  Hello Work has now opened in HQ Building and has proven to be hugely successful. It provides workspace and support to media start-ups through to established businesses and broadcasters.

Michael Ingall, chief executive, Allied London said:  “The success of the former ITV and Granada Studios space proves we are providing a product which appeals to not only the new generation of digital and creative businesses, but importantly the flexible work space we offer is also attractive to larger, professional service companies.

“I have no doubt as we continue to develop the area into St John’s Quarter, redefining the traditional property model, we will bring these and many more businesses along with us as they grow.”

OBI Property is the leasing agent acting with Hello Work.  Emma Powell, OBI Property said:  “The recent lettings at the former ITV and Granada Studios once again shows the popularity of the site, which is a great sign for the future.  Being able to offer additional services provided by hello Hub has been hugely attractive to incoming occupiers. We have suites available from 160 sq ft and are receiving new interest on a daily basis.”

The Building Consultancy Team at OBI Property has managed all the landlord works at Granada HQ and Hello House, including the transformation of the HQ reception and the fit out works for new tenants.

The news was featured on TheBusinessdesk and North West Insider.