The law firm is in talks to relocate from its King Street office to around 20,000 sq ft at AEW Europe’s 87,000 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 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 the building on Lower Mosley Street, having expanded with an additional 11,000 sq ft last year. This leaves 36,000 sq ft available
Knight Frank is representing Brabners and OBI Property and Savills are the joint agents for 101 Barbirolli Square.
Brabners declined to comment.