Bruntwood moves to new HQ with yoga space and games rooms

Bruntwood moves to new HQ with yoga space and games rooms

Commercial property firm Bruntwood has moved into its new Manchester headquarters which boasts a yoga space and games room for staff.

The move sees Bruntwood relocate 200 staff from its City Towers HQ to five floors across both nearby York House and Trafford House.

Leading design practice TP Bennett LLP and the Penketh Group won the tender to transform the fit-out and furniture for both office spaces.

Bruntwood wanted to create a flexible, dynamic and vibrant workspace for their staff to encourage communication and collaboration.

This has led to the company introducing a games room, yoga space, customer lounge and ergonomic seating areas to its new offices.

Craig Barratt, head of finance – property management for Bruntwood, said: “Our relocation allowed us to evaluate the types of spaces we need to encourage the behaviours and the types of technologies we want to embrace.

“We wanted to be able to work together in a more flexible and collaborative way and the designs at York House and Trafford House truly support these behaviours.

“As a business some of our best moments have come from chance encounters and we wanted to increase the chance of this happening. It can get insular working in the same team but now we can mix up people and departments that would not normally even see each other.

“We have had a very positive response from staff. Creating an office environment where employees can relax and have fun also makes coming to work much more enjoyable, allows us to get more from our workforce and to attract and retain the right people in the business.”

 

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