HURST makes 3 Stockport Exchange its new home

18.10.23 3 min read by Charlotte Kennedy

We’re pleased to welcome accounting and business advisory firm, HURST,  to our Stockport Exchange business community.

HURST has signed a deal to take the entire fifth floor (11,000sq ft) at 3 Stockport Exchange. Building on the success of phases 1 and 2, 3 Stockport Exchange is a high-quality 64,000 sq ft workplace – due to be completed before Christmas – which features a BREEAM excellent rating, high-speed fibre infrastructure, high-speed passenger lifts and sustainable transport provision, including 38 cycle racks, showers, lockers and a drying room.

Office occupiers will benefit from a 398-space multi-storey car park featuring 24 electric vehicle charging points, solar photovoltaics and a green ‘living’ wall.

3 Stockport Exchange will also incorporate additional public realm improvements to further enhance the area, making it an attractive space for businesses and residents to enjoy.

It is adjacent to 1 and 2 Stockport Exchange, which are already home to a number of high-profile businesses, including BASF, Stagecoach and musicMagpie.

In Stockport, it’s our ambition to create a prime business location underpinned by buildings that feature an exceptional specification and high-quality design; two elements that clearly align with HURST’s requirements.

The 120-strong team will make the move from a building in Tiviot Dale in Stockport town centre where they have been based since 1998, with the new HQ giving HURST scope to expand to around 170 staff, which it aims to achieve over the next three years.

The office fit-out is due to begin in January 2024.

Working with Stockport Council, Stockport Exchange forms part of Stockport’s Town Centre West £500m regeneration masterplan, being delivered by Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC), alongside its public and private partners.

When complete, it will have brought over 4,000 new homes, alongside major transport and infrastructure improvements, public space, 375,000 sq ft of Grade A workspace, and new leisure provision and amenities to the town centre.

3 Stockport Exchange
Tom Webber, Senior Development Manager, said: “The news that HURST has decided to make 3 Stockport Exchange its home represents another significant step forwards in our efforts to create a vibrant, thriving business community at the heart of the development. “It’s rewarding to see our ambitious and progressive vision for Stockport, which we’re proud to be delivering alongside Stockport Council, continuing to come to life as we create a place that not only supports wellbeing and sustainability, but drives growth and prosperity for the town.” ”

Cllr Colin MacAlister, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “I’m delighted that HURST has seen the benefits of moving to Stockport Exchange and choosing it to grow and attract their workforce. They will not only reap the benefits of a high-quality office development with fantastic accessibility, but also our ambitious plans for the town centre like the new transport interchange, improvements to Merseyway and our growing retail offer.

“Despite operating in challenging times, we are seeing strong demand from the business community who are seeing Stockport as a great place to establish their business and attract high calibre staff. I look forward to welcoming HURST to their new premises next year.”

Tim Potter, managing partner of HURST, said: “Although we looked at various sites in Manchester city centre, Stockport has always worked very well for us from a client and team perspective.

“It’s a great place to be and is firmly on the map for business and leisure, reinforced by its recently awarded status as Greater Manchester’s Town of Culture for 2023.

“When it came to looking at locations in the town, 3 Stockport Exchange stood out because of its environmental credentials and its superb public transport links, which offer easier access to staff and thereby will broaden our recruitment appeal even further as we look to expand the firm.”

Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE are joint agents for Stockport Exchange.

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