Refurb of property consultancy’s HQ completes

Fit out and refurbishment specialist Flexible Business Interiors has completed a 6,000 sq ft refurbishment project for property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield at its Manchester HQ.

The project, which took seven weeks to deliver, saw the firm’s premises on the third floor of One Marsden Street transformed to accommodate a modern, flexible approach to working.

Designed by Valerie Sandiford, an independent interior designer who used to work inhouse for Cushman & Wakefield, the scheme aimed to modernise the office through the use of contemporary furniture, light fittings and floor finishes.

David Leah, director at Flexible Business Interiors, said: “FBI has proudly partnered Cushman & Wakefield in a number of fit outs for its clients over the years and also delivered the original refurbishment of the office when Cushman & Wakefield relocated to One Marsden Street back in 2017.

“Workplaces are fast becoming more dynamic and flexible in their set up to allow team members to achieve a better work life balance which can support improved mental health and boost productivity. Time in the office is focused around collaboration and knowledge sharing, as well as providing great spaces to meet clients.”

Tim Aitchison, partner and head of North West building consultancy at Cushman & Wakefield, added: “The idea behind the latest revamp of our Manchester office was to provide a working environment that better supported a flexible working style – something that our team are keen to reap the benefits of. This meant introducing a variety of work settings such as hot desks, quiet pods and open collaboration zones where teams can come together for shared tasks.

“Working with FBI on this project has been straight-forward and we are delighted with the end result. The space is far better suited to our current working style, reflects our brand and provides the team with plenty of choice in terms of how and where they work. The quality of the fit out and furnishings is extremely high, and as a result, we know that this great workspace will last.”

FBI specialises in the delivery of commercial interior environments within the offices, education, retail and leisure sectors. Previous projects include PZ Cusson’s global HQ near Manchester Airport, Eden Point in Cheadle, 10 Chapel Walks in Manchester city centre and a variety of instructions from Pets at Home.