Swedish engineering consultancy Sweco has opened a new Manchester office after taking 5,582 square feet at Abbey House on Booth Street.
Sweco has agreed a 5-year lease for the fourth floor of the property to provide a city centre base for its 40 strong team. Sweco has consolidated two offices as part of the move, with the majority relocating from their previous base at Manchester Airport.
The transaction was secured by Avison Young on behalf of Booth Street Property Company. Quoting rents at the building are £24.50 per square foot.
Positioned on the corner of Booth Street and Mosley Street, Abbey House has recently undergone a full refurbishment to include new full height windows, newly refurbished reception area to include touchdown meeting rooms, and a new shower facility in the basement. Existing occupiers include Gleeds, Chubb Insurance and Mathys and Squire.
Harry Skinner, Senior Surveyor at Avison Young, said: “As todays occupiers are increasingly looking for more from their office space, Abbey House has been completely repositioned to provide Grade A office space with exceptional facilities. We are pleased to see this investment is already paying dividends with the arrival of Sweco, and with further space under offer we look forward to making further announcements soon.”
Sweco is headquartered in Stockholm and has 14 regional offices throughout the UK, with its head office located in Leeds.
Lambert Smith Hampton is joint letting agent for Abbey House.