The biggest private letting in Liverpool this year has been announced, after services company Amey agreed to extend its lease the Matchworks scheme.
Regeneration company Urban Splash announced the 65,000 sq ft deal for the Matchworks estate and the size of the office template means it matches a third of all take-up in the Merseyside region in 2013 as a whole. As part of the deal Amey has agreed to add a further 16,000 sq ft of office to its existing space.
Head of asset management at Urban Splash, Claire Thomas, says: “To retain a tenant of this size and calibre is testament to our offering as a landlord and I am delighted to accommodate Amey’s revised requirements with the additional space.
“Deals like these help the Matchworks continue to prove itself as one of the most pioneering commercial developments in the Merseyside region. This letting surpasses many in the region this year and is equivalent to approximately one third of the entire take up of all of the suburban regions in 2013 combined. Completing transactions of this scale reinforces the growing confidence in the market and drives employment within the local area. It is very encouraging to see massive corporations like Amey decide to anchor themselves here.”
Urban Splash redeveloped the Matchworks building in 2001 and has announced 11 new deals at the offices since January 2014. Agents for the development are CBRE, GVA and Hitchcock Wright and Partners.