WHR Property Consultants has acquired a 9,000 sq ft office suite on behalf of global management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald on the fourth floor of 9 Portland Street in Manchester city centre. Mott MacDonald is relocating from 111 Piccadilly as part of its expansion strategy having taken a 10 year lease.
The 54,000 sq ft sq ft building is managed by London & Scottish Property Asset Management (part of London & Scottish Investments) and has undergone a £1 million refurbishment that completed at the beginning of this year and is home to Evolution Banking, Tastecard and SF Group. Only 8,410 sq ft remains.
Rupert Barron of WHR comments: ‘We worked closely with Mott MacDonald to satisfy their exact requirement for well-located good quality space, which London and Scottish Investments were able to accommodate resulting in a successful deal for all parties.’
Paul Hammond, head of Mott MacDonald’s economic and social development team said: “This move continues our commitment to the North West region and adds to our local network of offices in Chester, Altrincham and Liverpool. These new premises will allow us to strengthen and further develop the services we provide, improve overall efficiency and allow our team to work more closely with our clients."