Real estate advisor CBRE together with Colliers has secured a final occupier for Carlton House, a Grade II Listed building in Manchester’s Albert Square. News Associates has taken the last remaining space at the recently refurbished building.
Leading journalism school, News Associates has taken 2nd floor accommodation totalling 3,940 sq ft, filling Carlton House.
Originally built in 1873 boasting Venetian Gothic architecture, Carlton House’s £1m-plus comprehensive refurbishment was completed by Carlton House Group (CHG). The team brought in Manchester-based interior fit-out specialist Mark Trotter of Design Department, whose brief was to ‘create a new building within the historic fabric’ of the site.
The result blends the building’s distinctive character with modern features and has proved hugely attractive to local, national and global businesses.
Carlton House is unique in providing quality office space in a building defined by an eclectic mix of Venetian Gothic architecture. Ideally located in the City Centre on Albert Square, the site is minutes from the Peter Street tram stop with the main retail heart of Manchester within easy reach.
All other office space in the property is occupied by tenants on long-term leases including State Bank of India, which recently renewed its lease for a further 15 years, Nexus Solicitors and independent external façade specialist Taylor Maxwell. The final office suite was jointly marketed between CBRE and Colliers International, on behalf of CHG.
Jonathan Cook, Senior Surveyor, CBRE’s Office Agency team in Manchester commented:
“Carlton House offers superb, contemporary office accommodation in a prominent position at 18 Albert Square with a strong emphasis on sustainability. The second floor has exceptional views over Albert Square and we’re delighted to secure this prestigious office space for News Associates to complete CHG’s portfolio.”