Northern firms raise profile by office moves

TWO leading provincial firms are moving to new premises in high-profile office developments to be built in Manchester and Sheffield.

Leading Manchester firm Addleshaw Sons & Latham has, together with accountancy firms Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse, signed up for the city's biggest office development for 30 years.

Construction work on the u58 million Great Bridgewater project beside Manchester's new concert hall is due to be completed by the end of 1996.

Addleshaws senior partner David Tully steered a tenants' consortium through negotiations involving a change of developer and funder.

London-based Nabarro Nathanson has also been crucial to the success of a brand-new office project in Sheffield.

The firm has chosen Victoria Quays, the city's historic canal terminus and flagship scheme of the Sheffield Development Corporation, as its new site.