The wellbeing workplace

Situated on the 10th floor of the Landmark Building in the heart of Manchester’s city-centre, and designed by JLL, this is a truly people-centric workplace that optimises wellbeing. Drenched in natural light, finished in timber and home to hundreds of living plants, the workplace is leading the way in wellbeing.

Landmark Building, Manchester

14,000 sq ft

11 Weeks


It's all about the people

The fit out was designed with biophilia and people at the centre of the workplace experience. This influenced all major decisions, from layouts to materials, colour, and furniture. Tactile surfaces use natural fibres, living walls remove C02 from the atmosphere and an abundance of natural light helps optimise serotonin levels.

JLL biophilia manchester fit out

Workplace wellbeing goes beyond the physical environment. A cornerstone of activity-based working is about having the choice in how and where you work. All workstations are height adjustable, allowing staff to stand and work throughout the day — a workplace trend that has shown proven wellbeing benefits.

Privacy is an ever-important commodity and there are open meeting booths, connected meeting pods (with glass finishes to allow for natural light to flow through) as well as individual calling booths, finished with fold-out laptop stands. No more ducking into the boardroom to take a private call.

JLL Manchester office fit out for wellbeing
JLL privacy booth in office fit out

Smart and sustainable

Recycled products were specified where possible, including the striking table tops and decorative panels, made from recycled yoghurt pots! This shows that sustainability isn’t just good for the environment, but it can look great too. We worked with JLL to re-use existing furniture from their old workspace to reduce the environmental impact of sourcing and manufacturing new furniture.

Let's meet in the kitchen

The main kitchen is a beautifully bright, open-plan space that doubles as a collaborative work and meeting area. The exposed services increase the visible height of the area, while the natural timber tables and wall cladding reflect the natural light shining through from the oversized windows. Vibrant furniture choices; from orange chairs to the royal blue meeting booths, provide a distinctive burst of colour.

JLL office kitchen refurbishment

An organic welcome

Situated between the bright communal kitchen and the open-plan, activity-based working areas, the office’s reception is more reminiscent of a high-end hotel rather than your traditional office. Set against the backdrop of a living wall, the concierge-style reception sets the tone for wellbeing and inclusivity throughout the rest of the space.

Guests can sit around the indoor tree, or even plug their laptop in and work between their meetings at the semi-circular high table. This goes to show JLL’s commitment to wellbeing extends from their staff to guests and clients too.

JLL biophilic reception

When it all comes together

The project’s logistics were carefully managed to help reduce the project’s overall carbon footprint. Thanks to recycling as much as possible, we were able to achieve 98% waste recycling on site. Wellbeing was at the heart of the fit out process, with joinery being pre-assembled in the workshop to help reduce dust and waste on-site.

This workplace sets a new standard for staff engagement. It’s where clients set an aspiration for their own workplace. It demonstrates the benefits of collaboration, wellbeing and sustainability. This is truly a showcase of sustainable construction, along with workplace wellbeing coming together. The scheme has achieved BREEAM Excellent, along with SKA Gold.

JLL office fit out Manchester
JLL living wall in reception
JLL Manchester meetng room fit out

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