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Jones Lang LaSalle sells 13-acre former manufacturing facility in Manchester

Manchester, 1st June 2010 - Jones Lang LaSalle has sold Cabot Corporation’s former manufacturing site in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester for an undisclosed sum. Located in the heart of East Manchester's main industrial estate, the site has been acquired by Stirling Lloyd, advised by GVA Grimley.

The site comprises a mixture of buildings ranging from offices, laboratories and canteen, pump house, gate lodge and a number of warehouse buildings totalling approximately 147,630 sq ft on approximately nine acres of land on the east side of Gate Street, as well as approximately four acres on the west side of Gate Street, which is earmarked for expansion land/future development.

Phil Morley, associate director in Jones Lang LaSalle’s National Industrial & Logistics team in Manchester who advised on the sale, said: “We generated strong interest for the site which culminated in a number of serious offers being made. Even though this was not a straight forward sale, the flexibility of our client allowed us to work closely with the purchaser to establish appropriate terms.”

Phil continued: “The growth in occupier activity witnessed over the first quarter of this year has helped reduce vacancy levels in the North West. With the few leasehold and freehold units remaining in this size bracket, this could lead to developers to start contemplating design-build warehouses once again.”

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Aerial photograph of site available on request