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Major milestone passed for new Manchester home of WPP and Mediacom

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Work on the major new home of WPP and Mediacom in Manchester has reached Practical Completion (PC).

The Globe Building stands on the site of the Old Granada TV Studios and is part of the Enterprise City and St John’s tech, media and creative cluster.

Since November 2017, Lendlease has assisted Allied London’s development of the scheme with buildability, logistics, cost planning and supply chain engagement. It was part-funded by Aviva Investors, which invested £300 million in the creation of seven of the district’s buildings.

Booking.com and Cloud Imperium Games are already confirmed as new tenants.

Michael Ingall, CEO of Allied London, said: “The development of Enterprise City is exciting for the future of modern industry in Manchester, and the economic and social benefits to the area will be huge as the area opens in the coming months and years.

“Attracting global tech, digital and media businesses to the district requires a specific blend of inventory and we have managed to create that with Lendlease’s support.

“The Globe Building reaching Practical Completion marks a brilliant step forward for the district and we are excited to open it up to businesses and the tech, media and creative community in the region.

“It has been developed as a campus for the WPP cohort of businesses and will be occupied by seven or eight of its important media agencies including MediaCom North with whom we have had a relationship with now for ten years.”

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