Canada House fully let for the first time in 30 years
Canada House, the grade II-listed commercial building on Chepstow Street, is fully-let for the first time in 30years – after welcoming newest tenants 11 Degrees, Parker Bond and Dot Funding.
The former packing warehouse underwent a stunning transformation in recent years and is now one of Manchester’s only 100-year-old Grade A office spaces.
In its modern iteration, it boasts a co-working facility, super-fast tech infrastructure and a sleek interior which is at once both contemporary, yet sympathetic to the building’s storied history.
We believe that this compelling mix has been integral to the scheme’s success.
Manchester has always been home to some phenomenal architecture thanks to its industrial past. Glass towers have started to dominate the skyline, but we’ve always maintained that renovated buildings make for more stimulating, creative and exciting environments to work in.
We think that, more and more, tenants are starting to look for interesting spaces in which to put down roots, and the fact that Canada House has let so well is testament to that.
Resident businesses of the Art Nouveau building include iconic sports brand Puma; creative media company Tunafish and Historic England who champion and protect the UK’s heritage. On the ground floor, Canada House has welcomed social enterprise, The Clink Café, who train graduates of the Clink Charity and homeless clients of the Centrepoint charity, to receive their accredited City & Guild’s NVQ qualifications in Food & Beverage Service. Working here also teaches their clients soft skills such as communication and customer services which helps build their self-esteem.
We have a truly diverse tenant mix, which I think goes to show that the appeal of renovated buildings is almost universal. Having such a great variety of occupiers makes Canada House a vibrant, unique place to work.
Despite its age, Canada House boasts up-to-the-minute amenities which may traditionally be associated with a London new-build, including co-working space, a screening room and even an onsite swimming pool. But what’s next for the scheme?
Obviously, being fully-let is a fantastic milestone – it’s definitely a cause for celebration. But we don’t want to rest on our laurels. We want to keep innovating and keep moving with the times and make sure that we are always providing our tenants with first-class facilities and events. Our aim is to provide the most engaging old-school buildings that Manchester has ever seen!