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Harrington Brooks chooses Jackson House as new HQ

Commercial Estates Group (CEG), the national management and development company have secured the largest office letting in South Manchester in 2013 at Jackson House in Sale.

Harrington Brooks, one of the UK's leading debt management companies, has chosen Jackson House as its new headquarters. The company is taking 49,922 sq ft, spread over three floors on a 10-year lease. Relocating from Sale Point, it will move its 767 employees into the new offices in two phases, occupying 35,705 sq ft by April 2014 and 14,217 sq ft by July this year.

Terry Sweeney, CEO of Harrington Brooks said: "Following recent growth, we needed larger office accommodation and wanted to stay in Sale, close to the town centre amenities and public transport links, which are vital for many members of our staff.

"Jackson House was the only building that could offer us the specification and space we needed plus further room for us to expand in the future. The building's large floor plates are ideal for our operation and the CEG team has worked with us to help procure the fit out, ensuring the space is tailored to our requirements."

Antonia Martin-Wright from CEG added: "For contact centre operators such as Harrington Brooks, the property is particularly well suited as it offers some of the largest floorplates in South Manchester and is in a very accessible location. It can be easily reached by tram or bus and is just a short drive from the M60 with plenty of onsite parking."

"Harrington Brooks were previously based in Jackson House but decided to leave shortly before we acquired the building. We are absolutely delighted to welcome them back and this is clearly a strong endorsement of the investment we have put into the building."

Conrad O'Neill of joint letting agents Canning O'Neill comments "Following the Harrington Brooks letting, we still have over 30,000 sq ft of office space available to let in large floor-plates and we have strong interest in some of this space. The quoting rental is competitive at £14.50 psf"

Located on the A56 Washway Road, Jackson House provides over 100,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation. Current occupiers include IBM, Chep UK and AA Projects – Construction Consultants. It offers a manned reception, onsite building manager, full access raised floors, mechanical air cooling and suspended ceilings with metal tiles plus recessed LG3 compliant lighting.

Canning O'Neill and Savills are the joint agents for the scheme.

Law firm rallies into Jackson House

Commercial Estates Group's (CEG) Jackson House in Sale is now the home of another well-established business. After moving from their offices in the city centre, Ralli Solicitors now occupy 7,784 sq ft on the fourth floor of the landmark office block, with more than 50 members of its personal injury and medical negligence team being based at the site.

Formerly based at Ralli Courts on New Bailey Street in the City Centre, Ralli made the decision to relocate after their offices - which stood on the site of the New Bailey Prison - was subjected to a compulsory purchase order by Salford Council. The agreement for their new home includes parking for 30 cars and access to the local amenities. Their corporate team at Ralli LLP has also taken up 2,800 sq ft at at Brook House in Spring Gardens.

Solicitor Martin Coyne who is the managing director at Ralli Limited said: "We took the decision to relocate to Sale in order to maximise space and make commuting easier for our staff. Close to the M60, the new office is very accessible both by car and public transport and staff can now also enjoy the shops and leisure facilities in the town centre.

Our legal teams work on complex compensation cases involving life-changing injuries from accidents and the consequences of medical negligence and so the large floor plate means that we can now create a more collaborative working environment."

The deal swiftly follows the lease to debt management company Harrington Brooks, meaning that Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has now let a total of 57,700 sq ft at Jackson House over the last three months. A total of 26,000 sq ft remains in suites ranging from 1,000 sq ft to 14,000 sq ft.

Antonia Martin-Wright from CEG added: "We are seeing demand from companies of all sizes and sectors at Jackson House. For the majority of these businesses, their primary aim is to find flexible space that is conveniently located. Employers want to keep their staff motivated by ensuring they can easily get to work, but without having to compromise on access to local amenities. Jackson House ticks all of these boxes as proven by the amount of space already taken this year."

Located on the A56 Washway Road, Jackson House provides over 100,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation with current occupiers including IBM, Harrington Brooks, Chep UK and AA Projects.

Canning O'Neill and Savills are the joint agents for the building. Sanderson Weatherall advised Ralli.

Select Group chooses Jackson House
CEG secures second letting in a month in Sale

Commercial Estates Group (CEG), the national property investment and development company, has signed specialist IT and data centre provider, Select Group PLC, to its landmark office building, Jackson House, in Sale town centre.

Select Group will take a 1,078 sq. ft. office suite on the building's ground floor, on a five-year lease.

Jackson House Entrance

Richard Stone, technical design director at Select Group commented on the move: "We are delighted to be moving to Jackson House as it is such a prominent building in the Sale area, and meets all our requirements in terms of its local amenities and characterful space. Due to our recent growth, we had been looking for a second, smaller base in the Manchester area, to house our support staff, and Jackson House was an ideal choice. I am confident that it will meet all our current and future needs."

Antonia Martin-Wright, manager of the Manchester collection at CEG commented: "We are thrilled to welcome Select Group to Jackson House as it demonstrates the flexibility of space that is on offer at the building, providing suites for both large and small requirements. This is the second significant letting in the last quarter, and we anticipate a positive year in 2012 as the building's flexible office space, local amenities and parking facilities all make it a very attractive offering to occupiers.

Debt management consultants, Smooth Financial, moved into Jackson House earlier this month, with other occupiers including IBM, Chep UK and AA Projects Construction Consultants.

Savills and Canning O'Neill are joint agents on the scheme.

October 2011 sees the launch of the new Jackson House website
www.jackson-house.com.

The new website promises to offer information on the current availability at this popular South Manchester commercial building and will allow prospective tenants an opportunity to arrange a viewing or simply view the gallery of building photography.

Antonia Martin-Wright of Commercial Estates Group commented, "The new website is an exciting medium for both existing and prospective tenants to search for information on Jackson House. I am confident that through an increased marketing effort and an upturn in the local economy we will see Jackson House at 100% occupancy in 2012."

Office block born again after £100m Kenmore collapse

A second building rescued from the collapsed £100m Kenmore property portfolio has been given another chance.

Commercial Estates Group (CEG) the national property investment and management company, has launched a campaign to win new tenants at Jackson House in Sale.

Jackson House, which totals 100,000 sq ft, is CEG's second acquisition in Manchester.

The company also bought 196 Deansgate in December last year. Both office blocks were part of the Kenmore Property Group portfolio. The group collapsed last year.

Current occupiers at Jackson House include IBM.

James Evans, office agency director at Savills, said "We are confident that Jackson House will be successfully-let. With its core location and contemporary refurbishment, it provides top-quality office space.

"CEG's proactive and competitive approach will help calibre tenants to the building with our joint agent, Canning O'Neill, and we think 2011 will be a successful year for the building and our client."

Commercial Estates Group was established in 1989. Its UK portfolio extends throughout the country, totalling 8.8m square feet with a capital value in the region of £682m.

CEG launches Sale's Jackson House

Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has relaunched Sale's Jackson House to the market with its joint agents Savills and Canning O'Neill.

CEG acquired Jackson House and 196 Deansgate in central Manchester in December, as part of the former £100m Kenmore portfolio.

The Sale building comprises 100,000 sq ft with flexible floorplates that can provide suites from 874 sq ft to 29,000 sq ft. Current occupiers at the building include IBM, pallet company CHEP and project management firm AA Projects.

Antonia Martin-Wright, of CEG said "Jackson House provides the market with flexible grade A office accommodation at a time when there is increasing demand and we look forward to working with our agents to welcome further business occupiers".

James Evans, office agency director at Savills, added: "CEG's proactive and competitive approach will help to attract a strong lead of high calibre tenants to the building."

CEG launches Jackson House

Commercial Estates Group makes its mark on Manchester with launch of Jackson House

Commercial Estates Group (CEG), the national property investment and management company, launched Jackson House in Sale, south Manchester, last week (27 January) with joint agents Savills and Canning O'Neill.

Jackson House is CEG's second acquisition in Manchester, following the launch of the prestigious 196 Deansgate, in December, both part of the former £100m Kenmore Property Group portfolio.

Located in a highly prominent position in Sale town centre, the building comprises 100,000sq ft with flexible floorplates that can provide suites of all sizes (874 sq ft up to 29,000sq ft). With a modern on site management system and contemporary fit out, the building provides ideal call centre facilities. Current occupiers at the building include: IBM, CHEP (international pallet company) and AA Projects (project managers and building surveyors).

Antonia Martin-Wright of CEG, commented: "The launch of Jackson House last week was a great success with a strong turnout of agents. The building provides the market with flexible Grade A office accommodation at a time when there is increasing demand and we look forward to working with our agents to welcome further business occupiers to Jackson House."

James Evans, office agency director at Savills added: "We are confident that Jackson House will be successfully-let, with its core location, and contemporary refurbishment, it provides top-quality office space. CEG's proactive and competitive approach, will help to attract a strong lead of high calibre tenants to the building with our joint agent, Canning O'Neill and think 2011 will be a successful year for the building and our client."