The office agency team at JLL in Manchester has been appointed on Exchange Quay at Salford Quays, one of the North West’s largest office developments.
JLL joins existing letting agent, Canning O’Neill, on the 435,000 sq ft development which continues to evolve, with Ekistics acting on behalf of the owner following an initial £10m investment implemented by Hunter.
Exchange Quay is one of the largest office developments in the North West with over 3,000 people working from the six buildings within the acclaimed riverside development. The scheme has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment programme to deliver Grade A office space, as well as extensive remodelling of the public realm, the introduction of several retail outlets, occupier amenities and launch of a Kids Planet children’s day nursery.
Ekistics is continuing the development’s transformation with the next phase of refurbishment in Number 3 close to completion, which will deliver further high quality offices along with a new café/bar branded ICE.
Exchange Quay lies at the gateway to Salford Quays/Media City, approximately 1.5 miles to the southwest of Manchester City Centre. It boasts its own dedicated Metrolink tram stop and is strategically located just off Trafford Road which links Salford Quays to both Manchester City Centre and the major motorway networks via the M602.
Axel Waldecker, Managing Director at Ekistics, commented: “We are pleased to welcome JLL to our team at Exchange Quay at such an exciting time in the development’s transformation. In addition to our commitment to delivering the highest standard of office accommodation, a major part of our focus has been on enhancing the occupier experience. We have listened to our tenants and introduced a host of amenities to ensure that this is a vibrant and exciting place to work. This has attracted a range of new occupiers to Exchange Quay in recent months as well as ensuring the retention and expansion of our valued existing tenant base and we are confident that our agency team will continue to drive the scheme’s success.”
Richard Wharton, director for office agency at JLL, said: “The ongoing refurbishment at Exchange Quay provides an essential supply of high quality, great value office space to Greater Manchester, with excellent on site amenity and transport links.
“We are operating in a very competitive market where amenities can be a crucial differentiator. The provision available at Exchange Quay makes it a very attractive option for companies focused on attracting and retaining the best staff. We are excited to be appointed on this landmark scheme and to work with a range of local, regional, national and international organisations to secure their new base here, and to take the scheme to the next level of success.”