Insurance firm takes 3 Hardman Square space

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Insurance firm takes 3 Hardman Square space

An international insurance specialist has relocated to 3 Hardman Square in Spinningfields.

Protector Insurance has relocated from serviced offices on Manchester’s New York Street to an almost 10,000 sq ft site. The space was previously occupied by law firm Shoosmiths, which is now based in the XYZ Building.

Angela Bhaseen, a senior associate in Kennedys’ Manchester office, worked closely with UK finance manager Melissa Haigh and UK regional manager at Protector Maureen Owen. She was also assisted by colleagues of the firm’s associate office in Norway.

“This is another positive indication of Manchester’s appeal to both domestic and international businesses,” she said. “It is one of a number of transactions we have recently completed or are currently working on that brings expansion and investment into the city.

“The space itself will be completely transformed as a result of this deal, which demonstrated the collaboration required by all parties to complete this so efficiently. This also showcases the comprehensive commercial expertise and capabilities available to our insurer clients.”

Paul Bailey, director of investment and asset management UK at Mapletree, which owns the building, added: “3 Hardman Street is one asset within Mapletree’s broader portfolio of high-quality UK office properties. We continue to invest in our buildings to ensure that they meet the highest standards of occupier needs.

“Protector Insurance’s decision to relocate to our building is testament to that investment.”

Also advising Protector on the deal was Conrad O’Neill from Canning O’Neill Surveyors, who negotiated the terms of the letting, and John Valentine of BWP Consultants, who dealt with the extensive fit-out works.

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