Law firm relocates 500 staff to new MediaCity HQ

Orange Tower at MediaCity

Legal advisers to the insurance and commercial sectors, HF, is relocating 500 staff to new offices at MediaCity.

The firm is moving from Talbot Road, Manchester to Orange Tower’s 16,040 sqft, grade A office space which will support HF’s business growth plans within the tech, digital and creative hub.

HF joins high profile brands Kellogg’s, Ericsson and ITV within the net zero carbon development.

Orange is one of the few BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated buildings in Greater Manchester, aligning with HF’s sustainability goals.

Ronan McCann, CEO & Managing Partner at HF said: “This is such an exciting step for our operations and people in Manchester.

“The flexible and inviting office space will give our teams a fantastic working environment in an easily accessible and desirable place, with amazing views over Manchester, Salford Quays and Old Trafford.

“Our team in Manchester has been growing from strength to strength and we have plans to further scale the business over the coming months and years.

“Our new office space gives us the ideal base to support our growth and our flexible, hybrid working model.”

Simon Lovegrove, Senior Asset Manager for MediaCity added: “We’re delighted HF has earmarked MediaCity as the place to support its future growth plans after recognising how MediaCity attracts talent and business opportunity.

“We’re now seeing a growing number of professional service organisations wanting to join our inspiring community of creatives and innovators as they see the value of the breadth of offering here for employees to benefit from.”

HF’s relocation announcement follows last week’s confirmation planning has been approved to deliver a new, £140m, highly sustainable office development with the potential to host 2,200 workers which will be based opposite Orange Tower.

Canning O’Neil, CBRE and OBI acted on behalf of Peel Media. Colliers acted for HF.

MediaCity is a joint venture between Peel L&P and Landsec.

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