Bilfinger GVA seals the purrrfect deal

Monday, 01 August 2016

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Leading commercial property advisers, Bilfinger GVA, have successfully acquired Manchester’s first ever ‘cat café’ on behalf of Cat Café Manchester Ltd. The High Street unit, which is located in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter, will be launched on 29 July 2016.

James Ratcliffe within Bilfinger GVA’s Retail Team secured the premises and with the help of Hayley Knight in the Planning Team, Bilfinger GVA successfully negotiated change of use with Manchester City Council.

The Cat Café concept originated in Japan and became popular in the 1980s, providing busy people living in high rise apartment blocks with the opportunity to enjoy the company of an animal. The idea has now spread to Europe with the first UK based cat café opening in London in 2014.

James Ratcliffe, Senior Surveyor at Bilfinger GVA said: “Cat Café Manchester has great potential for growth and ambitious plans to expand. We are delighted to have supported the business in launching its first outlet and we are pleased to be advising on further units in Liverpool and Leeds. We look forward to continuing our work with The Cat Café team as they look to capitalise on the new cat café trend in the UK.”

For more information, please contact James Ratcliffe, Senior Surveyor at Bilfinger GVA on or 0113 280 8006.