A mixed use scheme on Micklegate in York city centre, which is owned by Leeds based property company Rushbond Plc, is now fully occupied after an architecture practice and a specialist dental legal firm let all of the remaining space within the development.
The Manser Practice has taken 1,430 square feet of space at 106 Micklegate on a 10 year lease. The company provides architecture services nationally and internationally, on projects ranging from hotels and hospitals to ferry terminals and residential schemes. It employs a 40-strong team across its York and London offices.
In addition, PFM Dental Legal, which launched last year and offers legal services to dentists with a particular focus on the sale and purchase of dental practices, now has eight staff based within the building after letting 945 square feet on a five year lease. The company is part of PFM Dental, which is based on Skeldergate and offers the dental industry sales agency services, practice valuations, independent financial advice and chartered accountancy services.
These latest deals follow Gulp & Graze opening on the ground floor of 106 Micklegate last summer. The cafe has quickly established a reputation for serving high quality, locally sourced food and drink. The whole development was marketed by York based property consultancy Lawrence Hannah.
Richard Baker from Rushbond says: "York is home to a thriving business community and a strong economy, so there is currently plenty of demand for high quality office space in the City centre. Micklegate has always been one of York's finest gateway streets and has enjoyed a major renaissance in recent years, which 106 Micklegate is at the heart of.
"Both PFM Dental Legal and The Manser Practice are long-established businesses and we're delighted to be able to facilitate their expansion into this stand out development".
Guy Barlow, Director at The Manser Practice, say: "There's no doubt York offers a fantastic work-life balance and expanding into Micklegate means we have the room to continue building our team over the coming months and years. Micklegate is enjoying a period of change at the moment with a number of independent and unique shops and eateries appearing, which makes it a great location and especially when you consider it's only a five minute walk from York Railway Station".
Stephen Knowles, Director at PFM Dental Legal says: "Relocating to Micklegate is a natural progression as PFM Dental Legal continues growing, but its proximity to Skeldergate means we can continue to works closely with our colleagues at PFM Dental. The building also offers a modern office environment, in a central location, close to great road and rail links, which made it an ideal location for us".