Serviced Offices in Manchester Become Stopgap for Sublet Victim of Halliwells Collapse
A finance firm which has been forced to vacate its Manchester office space, which it had sublet from the recently collapsed Halliwells, has relocated its staff to three serviced offices in Manchester until they are able to find a new permanent office building for its 80 strong team.
Ford Campbell, a specialist corporate finance firm, had only recently moved to the former Halliwells office building after selling their previous offices. Having only just completed the sublet of the 10,000 sq. ft. second floor of the 3 Hardman Square building, the firm will now find themselves having to deal with the disruptive effects of relocating staff and resources again within a short space of time as the founder of Ford Campbell Tony Ford explained:
“It has been very disruptive, particularly as we’d only just moved in. Halliwells reneged on the agreement with us. It’s very frustrating and will be costly in terms of staff being disrupted by moving twice in a few months and also in that when we left our previous office we sold all the furniture.”
The finance firm was not the only business who sublet office space in the 178,000 sq. ft. building, with several other firms reportedly opting to leave the building following the appointment of Halliwells administrators. At least one firm however, insurance firm Ecclesiastical, will continue in the building after arranging an alternative lease on its 5,000 sq. ft. of office space.