Orega, the flexible workspace provider, has completed a management agreement with Pictet & XLB to create high-spec flexible workspace at The Tootal Buildings, Manchester. The new space will be launched in December 2022. Orega will be providing 20,000ft² of flexible newly refurbished premium private workspace on a phased basis within the building, in space which is designed to meet the significant demand for sub-5,000ft² space within the city centre. There will be generous shared spaces to support collaboration and privacy pods for those who need to work quietly. In addition, Orega will offer substantial meeting and event spaces. The Tootal Buildings are in Manchester’s Knowledge Corridor in the vibrant neighbourhood of Oxford Road in Central Manchester and are close to all major transport links such as the Metrolink at St Peter’s Square and Oxford Road train station. The buildings have been awarded a Very Good certification from BREEAM for a sustainable built environment.
It is the fifth flexible workspace that Orega has launched in Manchester and is hot on the heels on its completion of a 10-year Management Agreement to create 26,000ft² of high-spec flexible workspace at 1 Balloon Street, Manchester, which opens in September 2022. Orega now offers flex space from 19 locations across the UK and is the UK’s leading provider of flexible workspace under management agreements (as opposed to leases).
Ben Hutchen, Real Estate Director at Orega, commented: “With five flexible workspace centres in Manchester we believe we are successfully catering for the city’s booming businesses who are looking for a flexible way of working; a trend which we believe will become even more in demand with the current economic and political uncertainty and reluctance of businesses to be tied into long leases. Our ground-breaking management agreement model allows our landlord partners the opportunity to make the most of their high-end quality office space whilst allowing them to retain control of their assets and brand. We are delighted to add The Tootal Building to the Orega family in Manchester. The exceptional building and location are a natural fit for us, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with XLB and Pictet.”
Tony Lawson, Partner at XLB said: “This recent letting is testament to the importance occupiers place on providing the right environment for their staff and business. The Tootal Buildings provide a beautiful place to work, it has an active tenant community and strong underlying ESG credentials.”