Markerstudy eyes up Manchester office after striking Co-op deal

Markerstudy is in talks to take up around 70,000 sq ft of space in Manchester’s Arndale House.

The insurance firm is eyeing up the space to house Co-op’s Manchester-based insurance arm, CIS General Insurance, which it is in the process of acquiring for £185m.

The sale, first announced in January, is still under way. The takeover is expected to complete in Q2 2019.

M&G Real Estate and intu are joint owners of the 200,000sq ft office building.

Currently, CIS General Insurance employees are located across