CBRE secures largest out of town letting in Liverpool city region to global fintech firm

CBRE’s Office Agency team in Liverpool has secured the largest out of town letting in Liverpool city region this year at Daresbury 2100, Daresbury Park in Warrington to Greensill Capital. The deal forms part of the global fintech firm’s expansion plans into the North West, creating more than 200 new jobs for the region.

The global provider of working capital finance for businesses, Greensill Capital has taken 27,212 sq ft of office space at Daresbury 2100, which has benefited from a comprehensive, high quality refurbishment comprising mechanical and electrical, external work, common areas and lettable floorspace. The CBRE team engaged with the occupier at an early stage in the design of the renovation works.

Headquartered in London with offices in New York, Chicago, Miami, Frankfurt, Bremen and Sydney with more than 450 specialists worldwide, Greensill Capital has taken a 10 year lease on the office accommodation. The expansion of its technology hub in Daresbury, Warrington, where it currently employs 245 people, will see the firm build a modern campus designed to attract and retain talent.

Around half of the new roles will be highly-skilled tech jobs – including data analytics, data science, software engineering and architecture – while the remainder will be operations and central support roles.

Daresbury Park is one of the region’s most prominent office locations extending to 225 acres and situated at J11 of the M56. The Park offers excellent access to the region’s motorway network and Manchester International and John Lennon airports, with Warrington town centre around 5 miles to the north and Manchester just 30 minutes drive away.

Current occupiers at the Park include Ombudsman Services, Knowles Solicitors and Appsense, PM PROjEN & ABB. The on-site Daresbury Park Hotel also provides leisure facilities and a conference venue.

Neil Kirkham, Director at CBRE Liverpool, said; “We are delighted to secure the region’s largest out of town letting this year to an expanding global operator at Daresbury Park. We worked closely with the Greensill Capital team from the early stages of the proposed refurbishment on this deal and completed the letting prior to PC of the landlord’s works, demonstrating the company’s confidence in us to deliver office space to a high specification that met their existing and future needs.”