Four new occupiers for Anchorage

| Helen Hallsworth

Four new tenants have been welcomed to the Anchorage office development at Salford Quays following extensive investment and refurbishment.

The tenants have been welcomed via the Impellam Group PLC after a £1m investment to fit-out some of the vacant office space in Anchorage One in response to changing working habits.

Citivale, the asset manager of Anchorage, oversaw the most recent investment programme. This comprised the splitting of some of the larger office floors to create smaller suites and the fit out of those suites to offer flexibility to a range of businesses and ‘move-in’ ready accommodation.

Anchorage One will now be the home to Medacs Healthcare, Blue Arrow, Science Recruitment Group and Carbon60.

Sharing the occupancy of the first floor, the companies will collectively occupy approximately 7,000 sq ft.

Citivale acquired Anchorage last year with partner Investcorp and following these most recent lettings the Anchorage site, which includes both Anchorage One and the larger Anchorage Two, is now about 85 per cent let.

Paul Brustad, head of asset management at Citivale said: “By dividing some of the floor plates at Anchorage One and creating smaller suites, we are now able to cater to a broader range of occupiers, as demonstrated by this latest spate of lettings with the Impellam Group.”

Tim Hook, head of real estate at Impellam Group, added: “Anchorage offered us exactly what we needed – fantastic quality fitted space in a fantastic location. Although the smaller suites are what these businesses were looking for, to then have the option of break out space and wider amenities at Anchorage Two, it gives the teams so much more flexibility.”

Floorplates at Anchorage One range from 1,100 to 5,600 sq ft, with only 22,000 sq ft remaining.

Canning O’Neill and Knight Frank are the joint letting agents on the Anchorage scheme. Bloc Building Consultancy acted as project manager for Citivale on the recent investment programme.