Iconic headquarters building comes to market

Matthews & Goodman and BNP Paribas Real Estate have been instructed to market the landmark 92,000 sq ft (8,550 sq m) corporate headquarters at 97 Talbot Road in Manchester.  

The main feature of the 5.5 acre (2.2ha) site is a three-storey building, originally developed as Norweb’s headquarters in the 1980s. It offers 84,400 sq ft (7,845 sq m) of office accommodation, with large single-floor plates up to 25,808 sq ft (2,397 sq m).  

The site also features a two-storey 5,730 sq ft (532 sq m) building, making it ideal as a training centre, as well as a separate storage/workshop facility.

A recent refurbishment upgraded the accommodation to provide excellent floor heights and communication infrastructure, collaborative working areas, a staff canteen, cycle stores, showers and a biomass boiler with backup generator to ensure a constant energy supply in the event of a power loss.

Two miles south of the city centre, the location has easy access to the M60 and public transport links including Trafford Bar Metrolink station - which is within easy walking distance. The fully secured site has a gatehouse and barrier entrance system and a car park with 389 car parking spaces.  

Commenting for Matthews & Goodman, senior associate Steve Brittle, said: “This is a rare opportunity to relocate to one of the city’s most iconic and spacious office building. Its high quality and flexible workspace, easy access to the motorway network and ample car park facility makes it an ideal head office or major regional hub for any company”

Iain Cairns, Associate Director, BNPPRE, added “97 Talbot Road, provides an excellent opportunity for an occupier to acquire a fantastic plug and play facility in Trafford.

“The building provides high quality fully fitted, flexible accommodation and given the property’s location and spec, combined with an excellent car parking allocation we are confident that property will be of interest to a range of occupiers.”

For enquiries, please contact Steve Brittle on 0161 214 4665.


Steve Brittle
Steve Brittle 08 October 2020
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