The shape of Manchester’s Industrial Market in 2018

Insight into the Manchester Industrial Sector show's that despite the prospect of glooming Brexit, the demand for Industrial property continues to grow

Key Insights

  • 7% year on Growth in Manchester Prime Industrial Rents.
  • Demand Across the UK during Q1 was at its strongest level since 2015
  • Retail was the most active sector with 57% of take-up through Q1

Research from Property insights Cushman & Wakefield shows us that through Q1 and Q2 demand for Industrial Property fluctuated with the marketed reacting to the constant uncertainty with Brexit. The growth of eCommerce in the sector is driving business to change their logistics solutions.

Though with a hard Brexit potentially on the table this has not stopped investors, according to Cushman ‘New investors are continuing to seek exposure to the sector on the back of structural shifts brought by e-commerce.

Cushman believe that UK logistics property is expected to remain a net beneficiary of the structural transformation set in motion by the growth of e-commerce.

So overall though the long-term future looks uncertain, in the short term Prime Rents and Yields within Manchester are growing which means the Demand for Industrial Estate is high.

At Hurstwood Holdings we believe in offering high-quality Industrial properties for competitive prices and the high-class service we offer in the first year is the same for the next ten.

If you would like to check out any of our industrial properties, check out our dedicated industry page apart of our commercial portfolio at

Or call us at 0800 996 1999 for any enquires.

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Original Reports.


We are recruiting! We’re looking for two new people to join our fantastic and talented team in Manchester City Centre.

Crystal Hurstwood is a long established Property Investment company with over £120m of assets in their ownership facilitating 600 occupiers across the North West, Scotland and the South of England. We’re looking for an Estates Surveyor and a Senior Quantity Surveyor/ Project Manager. 


We have an opening in our Estates Management team, based in the centre of Manchester for an Estates Surveyor either pre or post APC RICS.    We operate our own graduate scheme and will help any successful applicant achieve full chartered status if they wish to do so.

The role will report to the two senior Estate Managers who split the management of this large portfolio and will be a wide and varying role mainly on properties in the North West with four in Yorkshire and Edinburgh

A great opportunity to join a privately owned and managed business with a highly professional and well-established team with opportunities in this growing company to develop your skills, experience and career.

An attractive salary package will be offered to the right applicant.

Please send your CVs to 


Project Manager required for a long established and growing property investment & development company based in Manchester and covering sites across the North West of England.

About Hurstwood Holdings/Crystal Holdings

Crystal Hurstwood Group is a privately owned property investor and developer based in Manchester, England. They are proud to be active in both the commercial and residential property market owning over £130m in assets and facilitating around 600 tenants. Crystal Hurstwood are keen asset managers and seek opportunities to increase value through Commercial and Residential Investment, Development, Project Management, Land Strategy and Planning.

Working for a niche team of a privately owned business, the role offers excellent scope to enhance and progress your career via lead involvement on major real estate and property developments in the region.

Job Description

The role of Project Manager/Quantity Surveyor offers the opportunity to focus your career in a dynamic client focused sector working alongside other property professionals that cover functions such as planning, procurement, development and asset management. Leading a variety of major commercial, leisure, residential and mixed-use projects, the role is the primary outsourced function to deliver these exciting schemes from start to finish.

As Crystal Hurstwood continues to expand through investment in current assets and the expansion of the portfolio via acquisition and development, the role offers project autonomy from the earliest outset of schemes.

Core duties cover aspects of both development management and out-sourced project delivery that includes:

  • feasibly reporting and working on project viability with other professionals as part of the development team.
  • Lead PM with project assembly covering selection of key consultants and contractors along with contract procurement routes.
  • project delivery and development monitoring with a focus on managing budgets, timelines and quality.
  • post-contract construction monitoring leading project programmes for schemes typically £3m to £10m in contract value.

Reporting to the Development Manager, the role is based in Crystal Hurstwood’s Manchester offices overseeing projects mainly in the North West.

The Successful Applicant

The successful applicant will be:

  • A proven project manager/quantity surveyor with a core professional qualification (e.g. RICS, MAPM, MCIOB)
  • Capable of delivering large commercial and mixed-use projects operating as project lead
  • A track-record of project managing schemes of £3m+ operating autonomously in a multi-site and complex stakeholder environment
  • Commercially aware with the acumen to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget
  • A strategic thinker with well-developed communication and influencing skills
  • North West based to work on exciting developments in the region

What’s on Offer

  • Good salary package depending on experience
  • Pension
  • Company benefits and discounts
  • Great working environment




Walk Through Hafley House

If you’re looking for a new home for your business in Rochdale, take a look around Hafley Court.

This property is set out across three floors and has been designed to a high standard. With aircon, CCTVT and an eight-person lift, you can work very comfortably at Hafley Court.

Other features of this property include:

– Heating via hot water radiator system

– Tegular tiled suspended ceilings incorporating CAT 2 fluorescent lighting

– Fully raised access floors with an ample provision of floor boxes

– Quality carpet finish

– Fully secured and gated site

– Male, female and disabled toilet facilities on each floor

– Flexible floor plates which can be easily sub-divided

If you can’t attend a viewing anytime soon but desperately want to see the space, you can go on a virtual tour around the second floor below.

Contact Chloe Ellerby for more information or call the office today on 0800 996 1999. 

Hurstwood Christmas Dinner

Crystal Hurstwood celebrated the great success of 2017 and Christmas on the 20th of December at Rosso. Alongside the Hurstwood team, many of our esteemed friends and partners who have helped us throughout the year to achieve our goals joined us for drinks and a three-course dinner.

We’d like to extend a massive thank you to our guests for joining in our celebrations and welcoming the new year with us. We’d also like to thank the team at Rosso for providing a great setting, atmosphere and delicious food.

During the Christmas dinner, we had a photographer going around and taking photos throughout the evening. Below you will find all the photos from the night.

Thanks again and a happy new year from Crystal Hurstwood. May 2018 be a good one for all.


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