Together signs new 25-year lease on Manchester HQ

Together has signed a new 25-year lease on its £39m headquarters in Cheadle Royal Business Park, Greater Manchester.

The lender moved into the office in 2012, later expanding into a neighbouring building, 1 Lakeside.

The company has agreed with the owner to extend the lease on both buildings, which incorporate 93,900 sq ft of office space and associated car parking.

It has also revived previous plans to create a new link to join the two buildings, creating a new reception area and foyer. 

Detailed designs will be submitted to planning chiefs at Stockport Council in the next few months.

Marc Goldberg, commercial CEO at Together, said: “This new lease and our expansion plans underline our commitment to Cheadle Royal Business Park and the wider, thriving commercial property market in Manchester. 

“It also signals our loyalty to our 750 colleagues in providing a modern and accessible workspace for them.”

This follows a significant recruitment drive for the firm, which announced in June that it was hiring more than 100 new staff within its commercial and personal finance, IT, marketing, and group finance operations. 

Of those, 39 have started and 37 more are due to join by the end of the year, with the group actively recruiting for another 52 roles.

In addition, Together’s talent and development team is bringing on board 11 apprentices and another 11 graduates, the largest intake since its apprenticeship scheme started 15 years ago. 

The company provides a huge range of qualifications, from AS level 2 through to degree and masters qualifications.

Kevin Fisher, HR director at Together, commented: “We recognise the importance of investing in and recruiting for our apprenticeship scheme. 

“The scheme encourages talented people to build their careers by gaining new skills and experiences, which we provide through good training and ongoing development opportunities. 

“I would like to wish our new apprentices the very best in their careers and welcome them to Together.”

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