Turner & Townsend relocates and upsizes in Manchester
The professional services consultancy has moved from 55 Spring Gardens to 11,500 sq ft at Aviva’s 11 York Street.
Turner & Townsend’s decision to move its North West office sees the firm increase the amount of space it occupies by 3,500 sq ft following growth across its infrastructure, real estate, and advisory sectors.
According to the business’s latest annual review, revenue across the UK has increased by 25.6% over the past year to £404.2m, and employee numbers have risen 17% to 4,206.
Turner & Townsend employs more than 300 people in the North West alone, driving the need for a larger office in the city centre.
Stuart Sayer, North West strategic lead at Turner & Townsend, said: “The new office represents an opportunity to create an environment which reflects modern work practices and one in which colleagues can collaborate to support our growth ambition.
“Staying within the city centre was extremely important to us and our clients, with our teams able to effectively use public transport, or walk and cycle to and from work.
He added: “We also hope that the size, scale, and location of our new office space will help attract new talent and retain existing talent, including 80 graduates and apprentices we’ve welcomed over the last two years.”
Turner & Townsend has joined AON, Gilbanks, Avison Young, and Rolls-Royce in the building.
Leasing agents on 11 York Street are CBRE and OBI. CBRE acted on behalf of Turner & Townsend to secure the lease, while OBI acted for landlord, Aviva.
Frankie Isherwood, associate director in CBRE’s northern occupier services team, said: “I was delighted to work with Turner & Townsend on their acquisition of space at 11 York Street, which will greatly assist with their expansion plans in Manchester.
“Their staff will get to enjoy the high-quality amenities on offer in the building including a beautiful roof terrace overlooking the city.”