The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) is relocating 300-plus staff to more than 31,000 sq ft of prime Grade A office space over four floors of the Citygate building in Manchester in a major letting brokered by global real estate advisors Colliers International.

Acting on behalf of an institutional investor, the Manchester office of Colliers agreed a 15-year lease with PHSO for a total of 31,193 sq ft on floors one to four of the remodelled five-storey property on Mosley Street.

Citygate has recently been comprehensively remodelled to provide a total of 38,513 sq ft (3,578 sq metres) of open plan Grade A office space on five floors, with the ground floor let to Barclays.

Scott Shufflebottom, national offices agency at the Manchester office of Colliers International, commented: “Citygate provides high specification Grade A office space in a highly sought-after location. We are now marketing the last remaining top floor suite, totalling 8,073 sq ft with on-site secure basement parking.”

Mark Baldwin, associate director at the Manchester office of real estate advisors GVA advised PHSO and said: “We were delighted to be appointed to act for PHSO with a strong track record to deliver the right result, against a very tight timescale.  It was a fantastic GVA team effort with a very satisfied high-profile client. Citygate has been transformed thanks to an outstanding refurbishment with its open plan design being ideally suited to the requirements of PHSO.”

Colliers and TSG Property Consultants are joint letting agents at Citygate.