THP Manchester office moves into Carvers Warehouse / April, 2010

The Harris Partnership, an award-winning architectural practice is relocating from its existing premises at nearby Dale House, having taken a 10 year lease on 2,200 sq ft on the second floor of the stunning Grade II listed building to accommodate its continued growth across the North West. The relocation coincides with the 25th anniversary of The Harris Partnership and their 10 year presence in Manchester.

Built in 1806, Carver’s Warehouse is Manchester city centre’s oldest surviving warehouse and the only one built of stone.  Many of the original period features have been retained and its reincarnation as an office building was confirmed when it was opened on 22 May 2008 by Manchester City Council’s Sir Richard Leese.

Ben Battye, Associate Director of The Harris Partnership said: “Carvers Warehouse provides the perfect environment for an architectural firm.  Its aesthetic appeal with its exposed stonework and beams, combined with its central location close to Piccadilly station and picturesque waterside setting, were all key factors in our decision making.

“The relocation accommodates our recent growth and allows for future expansion needs while providing a signature office location for our staff and clients alike.”

Mark Bamber, Associate Director at LSH’s Manchester office, said: “With an increasing amount of second hand stock currently available within Manchester city centre, refurbished historic buildings such as Carvers Warehouse, which has been sensitively restored to a high standard, are becoming increasingly sought after.

“It’s easy to see why high-profile occupiers such as Marketing Manchester and G-Star Raw have been attracted to the building.”

The remaining space is available from 315 sq ft – 7,000 sq ft with car parking.  Any interested parties should contact Lambert Smith Hampton on 0161 228 6411 or Cushman & Wakefield on 0161 837 3555.