Two new office buildings have opened in Manchester.
Chipperfield Office Building (chipping) has signed a 50-year lease for the building at 8 New Road, Manchester.
It will be the company’s first office in the UK.
The building is designed by James Pugh and built in 1912 by Edward Firth, the architect of the famous Balfour Declaration.
Chipping is based in Manchester and employs around 10 people.
The company says it will be able to create jobs in the construction, design, and installation of its offices.
“The Chipperfield development is designed to enable the company to provide a strong base to continue to grow and create value for the local community,” said Chipperfields chief executive Chris Brown.
Chippetfields first office was the Chippetts Tower at St James’s Park in south-east London.
It was one of the first office buildings to be built in the city.
It’s currently used by a local organisation to teach English as a second language.
Chips office is in a location that is convenient to the city centre and the Chipperford International Airport, which serves Manchester.
“We are delighted to have been able to partner with ChipperField for this development.
Chipping will be a world-class organisation with an established track record in the design and construction of office buildings, and we look forward to continuing to support the Chipping family as they build new homes and businesses in Manchester,” said Matthew Hough, chairman of Chippets chairman.