In brief: New offices for Dibbs in Manchester

The Manchester office of Dibb Lupton Broomhead has signed the lease on a 32,000sq ft office in the city's new Great Bridgewater development. The complex, which will also house Addleshaw Sons & Latham, Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young, is 85 per cent let one year before construction is scheduled to be completed. Regional managing partner Paul Nicholls said lawyer numbers in the office had risen from 36 to 56 in the 18 months he had worked there and “we are delighted that our investment and progress within the Manchester marketplace has justified taking this lease”.