Today marks the start of a new era for PwC in the North West as 920 staff relocate to the new No1 Spinningfields - the final commercial property to be constructed in Spinningfields.
No1 Spinningfields was designed by North West-based Ian Simpson Architects. Consisting of over 260,000sqft of space across 19 floors PwC will initially occupy 67,000 sq.ft over three floors with a further floor of 25,000 sq.ft secured for future growth.
The office space has been designed to break down barriers and physical separations between teams and to provide total flexibility with a choice of different work settings.
The colour schemes and the internal design features were chosen to create an office that puts Manchester at its heart first and the PwC brand second – including references to the Manchester Bee, Graphene, iconic buildings and music venues in the city.
A cross office and cross grade steering group has worked together for the past two years, canvassing the opinions and requirements of all staff.
Iwan Griffith’s, PwC’s North West regional chairman said: “Our new office in Manchester reflects our continued investment in the North West and is the most advanced PwC office in the country. Our people have led the development of the office and we’ve worked very closely with the developers to design an office that breaks new ground in many ways. The office focuses on allowing our people and clients to work flexibly, utilising technology to ensure we can work together effectively. Co-working space for our clients reflects the demands of our clients to work together closely with their strategic advisors.
“This will be a truly transformational move for PwC in Manchester and our people can’t wait to experience the new space.”