Paragon is celebrating three years of operating in Manchester, providing project management, cost management, project monitoring and surveying services on a number of major developments in the city.
Located at the Freetrade Exchange, Paragon’s Manchester office has gone from strength to strength, with its headcount rising significantly from two to twenty in the last 36 months. This expansion has been in direct response to the high volume of work Paragon is undertaking on some of the city’s latest commercial and residential developments transforming Manchester’s skyline.
The company, which has recently been instructed on the Old Granada Studios and ABC buildings as part of the £1.35bn Enterprise City masterplan for St John’s, has also worked on other important projects around the city, including the 44-storey West Tower, Deansgate Square, 100 and 101 Embankment, and New Bailey, Salford.
Paragon director and head of the Manchester office, James Onions, said: “We’re extremely pleased to celebrate three years in this incredible city.
“Manchester is the capital of the north and a key centre of the Northern Powerhouse with an excellent local talent pool. There are several exciting development projects taking place in the city which are further enhancing the city’s reputation, not just nationally but on a global scale.
“We’ve had an extremely successful three years in the city, and despite current macroeconomic headwinds, the continued occupational and investor demand for both commercial and residential property in Manchester means we remain both optimistic and excited for 2019 and beyond.”
Founded in London in 2009, Paragon launched its Manchester office three years ago. The consultancy’s north west-based clients include Allied London, APAM, Northwood, Praxis and Select Property Group. The business now employs nearly 200 people, across additional offices in Edinburgh, Esher and Bristol.
Paragon has expertise in all aspects of building surveying, project management, project monitoring, cost consultancy, M&E consultancy, environmental consultancy, occupier services, drone surveying, rights of light and party wall services.