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WRG takes 9,400 sq ft at Merchants Warehouse, Castlefield, Manchester

wantspacegotspace.co.uk - WRG takes 9,400 sq ft at Merchants Warehouse, Castlefield, ManchesterCluster of creative firms formed by arrival of communications specialists WRG, the No. 1 rated agency, has joined other firms in the creative, media and technology sectors to form a creative hub at Castlefield Estates’ Merchants Warehouse in Manchester.

The agency has taken 9,400-sq ft of space in the Grade II-listed building on Castle Street in Castlefield.

WRG, which also has offices in London, New York, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong, has taken a 10-year lease with a five-year break option after leaving its former premises at The Deva Centre on Trinity Way in Salford.

The live communication, experience and brand agency acquired Canyon in August 2012 and the move to Merchants Warehouse will allow the 110-strong combined team to be housed in a single building.

WRG produces some of the world’s largest events, including the G20 Summit and the Papal State Visit to the UK. WRG was also involved in the highly acclaimed Olympic Torch Relay, as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The agency was last month voted No. 1 in the RAR list of Top 100 agencies for 2012.

Carl Halliday, deputy managing director at WRG, said: “Bringing our teams in Manchester into one location will strengthen our creative talent and give us enormous power to service our clients more effectively. Our investment in the new office sends a strong message about our ambition for significant growth.”

Castlefield Estates commercial director Sarah Ramsbottom said: “We are delighted to welcome another creative company to Castlefield and this latest letting demonstrates the continuing strength of our appeal to the media and creative sector in Manchester in a challenging letting market.”

The four-storey brick and timber Merchants Warehouse was built in the 1820s and forms part of a portfolio of properties owned by Castlefield Estates, which includes Eastgate, Dukes’ 92, Albert’s Shed and Bass Warehouse. The properties are located within Castlefield Urban Heritage Park.

WRG was advised by commercial property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) and Castlefield Estates was advised by real estate advisors Colliers International and Edwards and Co.

Posted by The Editor (wantspacegotspace) on 12th January 2013 (updated 15/01/2013)

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