Leading consultancy is the first to sign up to a 3,590 sq ft suite since the building was bought by Aberdeen Asset Management in a £18.7m deal earlier this year. Jennie Lewis reports
Property and construction consultancy, Gleeds, is doubling the size of its office space in Liverpool city centre to accommodate a surge in staff numbers.
Having outgrown its current premises on Edmund Street, Gleeds has secured a spot in one of Liverpool’s most sought after business districts, 4 St Paul’s Square – one of the only remaining buildings in the city centre to offer grade A space.
The consultancy is the first to sign up to a 3,590 sq ft suite since the building was bought by Aberdeen Asset Management in a £18.7m deal earlier in the year.
The relocation comes as a result of Gleeds’ continued success in delivering high profile contracts such as Greenbank Halls of Residence for the University of Liverpool, as well as a 25% increase in staff numbers within the last year.
Gleeds director for Liverpool, Paul Boyle said: “This is a really exciting time for our business following our 10 year anniversary in the city in 2016.
“Not only do we see this as a great investment for the city, we’re also immensely excited about the potential it gives our people. We are investing heavily in expanding our Liverpool business and plan to have doubled the size of our team in the next couple of years.
“This will further boost our ability to support project delivery within the city region and right across the North West.”
Cllr Ann O’Byrne, deputy mayor at Liverpool City Council added: “This demonstrates that the city has a sound offer to the professional business community. I would like to wish them every success at their new home.”
Joint agents for 4 St Paul’s, CBRE and Worthington Owen, are currently working on transforming areas of the building after its acquisition earlier this year.
Andrew Owen, director at Worthington Owen, said: “Gleeds is a dynamic and ambitious business and will significantly bolster an already impressive portfolio of tenants at 4 St Paul’s Square.
“The quality of accommodation on offer at 4 St Paul’s Square is among the best you will find in Liverpool’s business district and this key letting is indicative of that.
“We’re seeing lots of interest in the building from a range of potential occupiers and are confident that there will be more lettings to announce in the weeks and months to come.”