November 2019

Bruntwood SciTech celebrates major milestone at Circle Square

Bruntwood SciTech has celebrated a major milestone at Circle Square with the topping out of its first two commercial buildings – No.1 and No.2 Circle Square.

“Circle Square will be a real asset to the city, strengthening its role at the cutting edge of tech and innovation-led business, creating hundreds of jobs and developing ever closer links with our world-leading universities”.

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council

“As a partner in the Oxford Road Corridor [..], we have a long history of investing in this important part of the city and working in partnership to enable amazing talent and brilliant new ideas”.

Chris Oglesby, Chair of Bruntwood SciTech

Located in the heart of Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor innovation district, No.1 and No.2 Circle Square provide 400,000 sq ft of commercial workspace at the new city centre neighbourhood.

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, joined Chair of Bruntwood SciTech – Chris Oglesby, and guests to celebrate the landmark event.

No.1 and No.2 Circle Square have already received exceptional levels of interest from national and international innovation-led businesses. Global tech company Hewlett Packard Enterprise has already announced the relocation of 300 employees to No.1 Circle Square to be close to the city’s talent pool, while leading law firm for many businesses in the science and tech sector – Mills & Reeve recently announced the relocation of its Manchester office to No.1 Circle Square in 2020.

Both buildings offer a range of co-working, small office suites and social spaces, as well as larger floor plates to accommodate fast growing digital and tech businesses. No.1 will also provide state-of-the-art conference and events facilities and a large ground floor welcome space with cafe.

Circle Square – a joint venture between Bruntwood SciTech and Vita Group – is a new neighbourhood for the city that will boast over 1,700 new homes, 1.2 million sq ft of workspace and over 100,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, providing a variety of boutique retailers, restaurants, bars and pavement cafes, all centered around Symphony Park. The Park, the first in the city for a generation, will host a variety of community and cultural events celebrating the city’s dynamic and creative community for residents and visitors alike.