New office design targets post-pandemic professional market

First floor space at 11 York Street

Images of a new serviced office space offer in Manchester have been revealed.

Gilbanks aims to create a premium working environment for professional companies at 11 York Street, which will offer businesses 22,000 st ft of office space in the heart of the city’s business district.

The designs show an airy business lounge for customers with the extensive use of plants to create a tranquil atmosphere. It uses a combination of materials, pallets and plants to create a tranquil, yet dynamic environment focused on productivity. In addition, the offices will be equipped with soundproofed booths for video calls and state-of-the-art meeting rooms.

Alex Duckett, managing director of Gilbanks, said: “We are creating something special at 11 York Street. Our members will experience a superior working environment that is a new generation of workspaces designed for post-pandemic working. The plans we have developed with ADT Workplace do a fantastic job of bringing this vision to life.”

The site is the only new-build Grade-A building in the central business district, having been named the best new build outside of central London and has already attracted Rolls Royce and Avison Young as occupiers. The building is operated by Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva.

The flexible office space, Gilbanks’ first project outside Leeds, offers 12-month terms to support tenants’ business requirements. It is designed for task-based and hybrid work, designed to inspire younger workers back to the office.

Members at 11 York Street will benefit from several event spaces that can host large seminars, to yoga sessions, as well as a sky suite on the eighth floor to host events with views over the city.

Second floor space

Stacey Charlesworth, design director at ADT Workplace, said: “When we first met with the team, they were very much looking for a partner who was able to understand Gilbanks’ unique offering and brand personality and deliver a space which would reflect this and provide professional comfort at its best through high quality, contemporary design.

“By working in close partnership with the team throughout the project, we have helped introduce Gilbanks to the Manchester market with a co-working space that is ideal for the most discerning of professional businesses. We are excited to see what the future holds for Gilbanks in this thriving city.”

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