It’s a sign of the times surely? Why pay for City Centre offices, ULEZ tolls every day, massive parking/commuting problems for staff, higher crime levels etc? Besides, all those city centre office blocks will be apartments for co-living one day. Here’s the news from BLM;
Leading insurance risk and commercial law firm BLM is set to move its Manchester offices to the Two New Bailey development; a 71,000 sq. ft located in the heart of Salford. The move comes at a time as the firm embarks on a new flexible working model which will see colleagues working remotely up to 50% of the time.
BLM will relocate in August from its Manchester headquarters within King’s House, King Street West and Alberton House, St Mary’s Parsonage. It will occupy four of the building’s 10 stories, in an agile working space fitted out by workplace design and build practice TSK Group.
The Two New Bailey development boasts impressive green credentials, achieving Grade A BREEAM ‘excellent’ specification, as BLM looks to improve the long-term sustainability of its operations. The credentials mean that Two New Bailey is within the top 10% of UK non-domestic buildings in regards to its environmental, social and economic sustainability performance. In accordance with BLM’s commitment to paperless working, the technology, collaboration software and tools available at Two New Bailey support the firm’s approach and mission to become a digital first firm.
Two New Bailey offers digitally-enabled collaborative work and meeting spaces for BLM’s multi-discipline teams that span a variety of practice groups from insurance and risk-focused services such as Catastrophic Injury, Motor, Occupational Disease, and Fraud to the firm’s commercial services which includes Employment, Estate Planning, Creative, Digital & Marketing, Family and Property. The new building’s contemporary features also include dedicated wellbeing rooms on each floor, first aid rooms and a multi-faith room, in addition to a client lounge, an outdoor terrace and shared rooftop garden.