| Mandy

Wow, what a week…we have plenty to share with you.  First off Happy St Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing our love of some of the wonderful office buildings we have here in Manchester, which building do you love most?  We’re sending our St Valentine’s card to 36 St Ann Street currently being lovingly refurbished, this elegant building represents the diversity of buildings in Manchester city centre, from the period buildings of yester year to the strikingly modern buildings in Spinningfields, Manchester really does have it all.  While you’re walking through our wonderful city, take your gaze upwards to the fantastic architecture that puts the Great into Manchester.

There’s more news to share, a trio of lettings at neighbouring Salford in Greenwood Business Centre and Slater Heelis acquiring space at Oaklands House in Sale.

Oaklands House welcome a new tenant!

Law firm Slater Heelis has taken on two new offices in Manchester and Sale.

The firm, which recently merged with Cottrills to give it a presence in the city centre after a 15 year absence, has launched a new office on Deansgate which comprises members of some of the family, property, wills, trust and probate, and commercial teams.

Meanwhile, it has also taken new 4,520 sq ft premises in Oaklands House on Washway Road in Sale. This, together with its site in Timperley and two offices on School   Road in Sale, is to house the remainder of the teams including the personal injury and business support functions.

Senior partner Mike Fox said: “2013 was a remarkable year of growth for us and has enabled us to build both our teams and our client base, while still delivering the personal service and attention to detail that we have become known for. The time was absolutely right for a move back to Manchester city centre and we are now able to service a far wider client base, across Greater Manchester and beyond.

“We’re still staying true to our roots here in Sale, where we have been based for many years. The combination of our new locations aligned with high calibre additions to our team means that we can continue to build on our reputation into this year and beyond.”

Slater Heelis traces its history back to 1773.

Canning O’Neill and Jones Lang LaSalle acted on behalf of the landlord, London & Oriental.

A Trio of Lettings!

Three new lettings have been completed at Willan Investment’s Greenwood Business Centre.

Specialist publisher Our Dogs has agreed a deal to take 2,339 sq ft of space at Salford-based site while recruitment consultant Redstone Associates has taken 1,062 sq ft and Joseph Daniels Solicitors has signed a lease for 1,142 sq ft.

Toby Holmes of Willan said: “We are very happy to have met the requirements of our new occupiers at Greenwood and we are delighted to welcome them to the development.

“We have invested in a number of improvements at Greenwood in the last couple of years, most recently completing new entrances to each building and we feel that such works have allowed us to continue attracting new businesses to the development.”

John Nash of letting agent Canning O’Neill added: “In what remains a challenging market it is a great endorsement for the offices at Greenwood Business Centre, which offer fantastic value for money in a great location on the edge of Salford Quays.”

Greenwood Business Centre is a development of three office buildings.

Source: Insider News North West

A busy week would not be complete without some Friday Trivia to take you into the weekend…all love themed of course!

  • The term “love” is from the Sanskrit lubhyati,    meaning “desire.”
  • Love in the sense of “no score” in tennis dates to 1792 and means “playing for love” or, in other words, playing  for nothing.Other scholars claim that “love” as a tennis score is a corruption of the French word for egg, “L’oeuf,” because of  the egg’s resemblance to a zero.m
  • Engagement rings are often worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the ancient Greeks maintained that that finger contains the vena amoris, or the “vein of love,” that runs straight to the heart. The first recorded wedding rings appear in ancient Egypt, with the circle representing eternity as well as powerful sun and moon deities.