First development at Didsbury Technology Park now fully let

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The first phase of property developer Bruntwood Works’ landmark Didsbury Technology Park development is now fully let, with leading brands including Siemens, ITECCO, and The OrthTeam Centre in partnership with Spire Manchester now resident.

The Ohm Building is an innovative office space which forms part of the science and technology park. The brand new, purpose-built 20,000 sq ft commercial workspace at the building is now fully occupied by leading businesses from across sectors.

Siemens, which has been on site for 30 years, acting as an anchor for inward investment in the region,  recently announced it will be relocating its UK head office to the landmark site – creating 60 new jobs.

The science and technology park is a strategic partnership between Siemens, Bruntwood, PJ Livesey, Spire Healthcare and Manchester City Council. 

Once complete, the park will provide over 155,000 sq ft of new purpose-built commercial workspace, as well as a car park and residential development. It will collocate innovative tech companies - creating a synergistic community of like-minded tech companies.

Andrew Cooke, regional director at Bruntwood Works, said: “We’re delighted to announce that the first phase of development at the park is fully let and is now home to some of the world’s most innovative and respected brands.

“Siemens’ relocation of its headquarters to the Didsbury Technology Park is testament to the park’s offering and we’re delighted to welcome their team to the site, where they will neighbour other sector leaders including The OrthTeam Centre which is a partnership with Spire Manchester and ITECCO.

“This achievement speaks to our commitment to creating a centre of excellence for science and technology at Didsbury; building on and bolstering Greater Manchester’s position as a region where potential is achieved and world-leading innovation happens. We look forward to seeing ongoing growth at the site and to welcoming more leading innovators to the park as future phases come on line.”

Shaun Cray, Head of Siemens Real Estate, said: “This is a hugely exciting time for Manchester’s technology and industrial economy. The interest and investment in Didsbury Technology Park reflects an increased confidence that the city has the right ingredients for leading innovation, cutting edge R&D and the ability to turn this all into commercially viable business. We hope this marks the start of something special for Greater Manchester, its businesses and its residents.”

Ben Tomlins, General Manager of The OrthTeam Centre, said: “We’re excited to have recently opened our doors to patients and also, be part of this innovative development and community.

“The location, next to Spire Manchester Hospital and near the city centre and transport links, combined with the facilities at The Ohm Building, where The OrthTeam Centre is located, enables us offers world-class expertise with state-of-the-art diagnostics, all under-one-roof.”

Connor Walsh, Director of ITECCO, said: “It is a great honour to be part of the Bruntwood Works Didsbury Technology Park, and we are excited by the announcement of Siemens relocating their headquarters to join us in the brand-new Ohm Building. We look forward to welcoming them to their new home. ITECCO has always been at the centre of IT recruitment, so it will be a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a prestigious technology-centric business such as Siemens.”

The development sits off Princess Parkway in West Didsbury, and is one of the best-connected sites in the city, providing excellent links to both the Oxford Road Corridor innovation district and the airport.

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