Greater Manchester-based specialist lender Together has taken a new 25-year lease on its £39m headquarters at Cheadle Royal Business Park.

Artist impression of how Together’s new walkway linking Cheadle Royal offices

The UK-wide financial services group moved into its current offices in Lake View in 2012, later expanding into a neighbouring building, 1 Lakeside.

It has now agreed to extend the lease of both buildings, which incorporate 93,900 sq ft of office space and associated car parking, for the next quarter of a century.

The group, which provides specialist mortgages and loans for businesses and individuals and has a loan book of over £4bn, has also revived previous plans to create a new link to join the two buildings, creating a new reception area and foyer. Detailed designs will be submitted to planning chiefs at Stockport Council in the next few months.

Marc Goldberg, commercial chief executive at Together said: “This new lease and our expansion plans underline our commitment to Cheadle Royal Business Park and the wider, thriving commercial property market in Manchester. It also signals our loyalty to our 750 colleagues, in providing a modern and accessible workspace for them.”