11/1/2013 Four new lettings in Liverpool portfolio

Award-winning Liverpool-based property group Downing is enjoying a busy turn of the year having secured lettings in four of its city centre buildings in Liverpool and expects 2013 to be as fruitful.

Recruitment consultant firm Blue Arrow has relocated to Graeme House on Derby Square, taking 2,159 sq ft of space. Reed Employment has expanded its offices by 410 sq ft at Victoria House following its need for additional training space.

The other lettings saw fuel distribution company SW Energy Ltd take 850 sq ft at Federation House under Downing’s Flexi-Office scheme, and facilities management and recruitment consultants Chroda sign a Flexi-Office deal for 250 sq ft at The Portal, a hub of office suites with in the Grade II listed Port of Liverpool Building.

Robin Ellis, senior agency surveyor, said: “The lettings really mark the end of a very positive year for Downing in Liverpool. We are attracting a lot of interest, particularly in our Flexi-Office scheme since we launched the concept earlier last year – the offer of a flat-monthly rate without any of the expensive overheads which can come with serviced offices has proved a hit with occupiers.

“We have helped a large variety of companies from start-ups needing initial space to national firms requiring a Liverpool-base. We anticipate there will be a lot more interest in the scheme over the coming twelve months.”

Fraser McLeod, managing director for Blue Arrow, said: “Downing has provided a top-rate service from the off, helping us find the right space and refurbishing it to a high standard, ensuring we are thoroughly happy throughout the whole process. We are really pleased with the new office, which is ideally located for us close to the commercial district.”

Downing’s Flexi-Office scheme suites range from one person upwards and are available for one month upwards. The offices are available at Federation House, Victoria House, No 1 Old Hall Street and The Portal at the Port of Liverpool Building.