The deal follows the complete refurbishment of the property with contemporary exposed services, new VRF air conditioning, LED lighting, full raised access floors, new toilets and shower facilities and a striking new entrance façade. The exposed services specification is the first of its kind in the South M23/M25 market, and the efficiency of the building is highlighted with an EPC A rating.
Crawley Business Quarter is the preferred office location within the Manor Royal Business District. Neighbouring occupiers including Virgin, Deloitte, Doosan and Boeing.
B&CE have leased the first and second floors, with only the ground floor of 8,060 sq ft now remaining available to tenants seeking from 2,000 to 8,060 sq ft.
Tracy Weller, group director of business operations at B&CE said: “After an extensive search of the local area we are delighted to have selected the newly modernised Manhattan building in the Crawley Business Quarter. With state of the art equipment and an energy efficiency rating of ‘A’ we’re confident this building will provide us with a flexible working environment for our staff as well as long term cost savings.”
Tim Hodges, director at Altus Group and agent for Capital London said, “The majority of office take up in the Crawley/Gatwick market this year has been within the Manor Royal Business Improvement District. This is a clear endorsement of Manor Royal’s strength as a major business hub, which naturally benefits from having Gatwick Airport on the doorstep.”