A magnetic workplace to bring people back into the office

At Freeths' reimagined Manchester office, the design is focused on creating a welcoming environment and embracing new ways of working. Our partnership prioritised inclusivity, wellness and adaptability.

Project partners

  • Freeths
Our partners and staff are thrilled with the new office. We have seen a huge uptake in use. People want to come in now to socialise and collaborate. It’s made a real difference.

Stacy Hefernan, Freeths

Key features

  • Magnetising workplace
  • Hybrid working
  • Wellbeing
  • Growth capability

Project description

We recently worked with Freeths to deliver their rebranded Manchester office located in Barbirolli Square. The client and the subsequent office design puts a focus on encouraging people back to the office and embraces new ways of working.

Place for all

A key part of the design and delivery of the project was the creation of an open plan area with a large reception, that welcomes clients and employees alike. For employees, there is a variety of work settings including collaborative and focused work zones, a generous kitchen and breakout space. We have designed separate client facing area including meeting suites which are accessible upon entry to the open plan reception.

Collaborative diversity

The design of the office embraces wellness principles, with the inclusion of a multifaith room and a wealth of biophilia. We collaborated with Freeths' Diversity and Inclusion team on topics such as accessibility, neurodiversity and furniture selection. A standout piece being the sit stand desks with table mounted power consoles to ensure ease of access.

The result is an office that caters to the needs of Freeths' people and draws them into the office - a magnetic workplace.

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