GVA announces that it has secured a new tenant for boutique-style office building, 26 Cross Street, Manchester, on behalf of Catalyst Capital.
The 1,835 sq ft space on the third floor has been taken by Stowe Family Law LLP, achieving a new headline rent of £22.50 per sq ft.
The eight-storey, 21,500 sq ft building is located within the St Anne’s Square conservation area, one of Manchester’s most historic and lively streets. This iconic 1930s’ building has been recently fully refurbished by GVA to provide Grade A boutique-style office space with state-of-the-art suites.
Stowe Family Law LLP is the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, with family lawyers and divorce solicitors located throughout the UK.
Rhys Evans at GVA said: “As one of the most respected law firms in the UK, Stowe Family Law LLP offers a strong covenant and is ideally suited to this unique building. 26 Cross Street offers state-of-the-art suites and provides something special for occupiers in one of Manchester’s most iconic and sought-after areas.
“This letting follows the recent lettings of the first and second floors of the building to Close View and Mayoral Clothing respectively. There remains strong interest in the remaining suites of the building”.
GVA’s Building Consultancy team was retained by Stowe Family Law to design, manage and oversee the fit-out works, which were completed within three weeks and yielded modern state-of-the-art facilities to support its growing national business.
Charles Hartwell, CEO of Stowe Family Law, said: “We were looking for premises in the heart Manchester city centre and 26 Cross Street is an ideal location with a high standard of office space.
“It was important that for our 13th office we had an environment that helped our clients feel comfortable and at ease. We approached GVA to project manage the interior design and fit out of this new space, and, led by Steve Martin, the business delivered this to an impressively high standard, both on time and within budget.”
Sarah Cooper, portfolio manager at Catalyst Capital, said: “Stowe Family Law LLP adds an extra layer of diversity to 26 Cross Street and perfectly complements the tenant mix in the building. This is testament to the quality of the newly-refurbished office space and environment”.