24th May 2023
We’ve Completed The Gleeds Manchester Office Refurb
We have completed the six-figure transformation of global property and construction consultancy, Gleeds, offices in Manchester city centre.
Rather than relocate, Gleeds preferred to stay in its central location within Abbey House on Mosely Street so that it’s 80-strong staff have more options to walk, cycle or use public transport to get to work. The refurbishment is part of a strategy to create a unified yet unique style for all Gleeds UK offices. The result is that people using the spaces also feel their offices are personalised to reflect local cultures and traditions.
Comprising 4,210 sq ft of floor space, the new Manchester office layout incorporates a relaxed welcoming area for visitors, collaboration and break-out areas, relaxation zones and a workplace café to promote healthy eating and well-being. Versatile desks, seating, meeting room arrangements, access to the latest high-spec video conferencing, and digital technology enable global collaboration.
Our Project Director Andy Sawyer said, “The design principles were driven by a desire to provide a more open plan hybrid work environment that reflects the way people prefer to work, as this has significantly changed. The office has also been designed to embrace the Gleeds vision and values in all areas, to create an office space that inspires people to be happy and motivated to deliver their best work.”
Brian McArdle, Director at Gleeds added, “Blueprint Interiors has helped us create a showcase office from which we are proud to promote the Gleeds branding and culture. We now have a sustainable fit-for-purpose office that has boosted morale. The increased level of employee engagement is also helping to drive the cultural change required to embrace hybrid workstyles. Additionally, the wider use of technology is enabling teams to collaborate more effectively across the UK and on international projects and overall, the project has set a corporate benchmark that will attract professionals to join us, impress our clients and be enjoyed by our employees.”