101 Barbirolli Sq
The office block is currently being refurbished

Brabners eyes 100 Barbirolli Square move 

Dan Whelan

The law firm is in talks to relocate from its King Street office to around 20,000 sq ft at AEW Europe’s 150,000 sq ft Manchester office block.

Brabners has been in the market for a new Manchester office since 2019 but the search is understood to have slowed due to the pandemic. 

Another law firm, Knights Professional Services, had been tipped to move into the neighbouring 101 Barbirolli Square in 2018 but eventually plumped for 16,300 sq ft at Two St Peter’s Square.

Swedish bank Handelsbanken occupies 51,000 sq ft within 101, having expanded with an additional 11,000 sq ft last year. This leaves 36,000 sq ft available across the fourth, fifth and sixth floors.

Knight Frank is representing Brabners and OBI Property and Savills are the joint agents for 101 Barbirolli Square.

Brabners declined to comment.

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