Manchester Green takes off with first letting!

Manchester Green, Manchester AirportChiesi Ltd have signed up on 5 Manchester Green, close to Manchester Airport, shortly after Barwood completed the speculative remodelling of the scheme and the full refurbishment of the building.

Chiesi will join existing tenants Capita and Ingredion at Manchester Green, moving their UK HQ from Cheadle Royal Business Park during 2015 into the whole of Building 5 extending to 18,643 sq ft.

Chiesi Ltd whose current Head Office is in Cheadle have expanded significantly over the last 5 years and see the new premises as an ideal business fit for further business development. A growing company with real ambition, Chiesi Ltd’s core objective is to provide innovative healthcare solutions satisfying patient needs whilst meeting those of the NHS.

Chiesi Ltd is the UK affiliate company of the Chiesi Group based in Parma, Italy.

Since it was founded in Italy three generations ago, Chiesi has accumulated over 75 years’ experience of innovation in healthcare. Thanks to a combination of vigorous organic growth and astute acquisitions, what began as a small family company has grown into a global group employing around 4,000 people. Today, as a truly global organisation, Chiesi has a presence on five continents, and their medicines and technologies are available in more than 60 countries.

Quoted Andrew Dickman of Barwood, ‘We are delighted with the letting to Chiesi which reaffirms the underlying benefits of the scheme and its location and rewards the confidence shown by Barwood in speculatively refurbishing and remodelling this office park to place it at the forefront of the South Manchester office market’.

Barwood are now pressing ahead with the refurbishment of Building 3 (14,838 sq ft) to the same high standard of Building 5. Building 1 (24,927 sq ft) will follow shortly thereafter.

Canning O’Neill acted for Barwood and JLL acted on behalf of Chiesi.