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Orbit completes new office development Parklands 5B at Middlebrook Bolton
Lucy Grundy
5b Parklands Progress, Middlebrook, Bolton

Greater Manchester’s only speculatively built office building outside of Manchester city centre, Parklands 5B, has been completed to shell by Orbit Developments.

The brand-new office development in Bolton has been developed following the move of online electrical retailer AO.com into neighbouring property Parklands 5A.

The landmark development of Parklands and Middlebrook now extends to well over 200 acres and includes offices, industrial and retail space as well as the iconic Macron Stadium. Conveniently located, Middlebrook is adjacent to the M61 motorway and is well connected to public transport links with its own train station, Horwich Parkway and served by a number of local bus routes. Parklands is located opposite the largest out of town retail park in the UK, Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park, providing ample amenities for employees.

Parklands 5B is self-contained and set over 5 floors totalling 48,550 sq ft (4,510 sq m) with extensive car parking, making it an ideal opportunity for any large business looking for a new office headquarters.

As the property has been built to shell, businesses will be able to personalise their fit out and create the perfect space for their business needs with completion dates estimated around 5 months. VRV heating and cooling in addition to raised floors, LG7 compliant lighting and passenger lifts will be installed as standard.

Simon Clarke-Williams, Director of Orbit Developments at Middlebrook commented:

‘With excellent infrastructure, a range of onsite amenities for staff and neighbouring businesses including AO.com and AXA Insurance, we believe Parklands 5B will attract a number of large corporate businesses looking to open a Northern office.’

‘The ease of accessibility via car, train and bus and the adjacent retail and leisure amenities all add to the attractiveness of the park.’

Other office occupiers on Parklands include The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, E.on and Keoghs who already appreciate the benefits that Middlebrook has to offer.

Chris Cheap, Senior Director at Bilfinger GVA commented:
‘Middlebrook has established itself as the premier commercial destination in north Manchester and 5B Parklands will provide the perfect working environment for a wide variety of businesses.’

‘The backdrop of amenity, accessibility and public transport links is unprecedented and it is this mix that is being sought by forwarding thinking office occupiers.’

‘The completion of the building provides the Bolton and North Manchester market place with a much-needed injection of new high quality office space and we anticipate that significant interest will be received from both indigenous occupiers and businesses who have a choice of locations in Greater Manchester.’

For more information on the development please visit the the Parklands 5B page or call Simon Clarke-Williams on 01204 673 109

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