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Avison Young agrees deal at 11 York Street for new wellbeing and sustainability-centered workplace
October 25, 2022
Avison Young will relocate its Manchester base to 11 York Street, occupying 11,082 sq ft on the sixth floor of the city centre building.
Currently based on Norfolk Street, the real estate company will move its staff to 11 York Street in the new year. As the only new-build Grade-A building in the central business district, 11 York Street has recently been named the best new build outside of central London. The building has already attracted Rolls Royce amongst others as occupiers.
Shaped through in-depth analysis and consultation with its staff, Avison Young’s brief for a new office encompassed a future-ready, engaging and experiential workspace, with sustainability and wellbeing central to its design.
Chris Cheap Principal & Managing Director, Manchester at Avison Young said: “Our office relocation has come during an important period of change regarding the role workspaces play in businesses. As strategic property advisors ourselves, we wanted to practice what we preach and took the opportunity to bring our own advice to life. We undertook extensive analysis into how our new office should support our clients, our people and our operations.
“11 York Street is a building which delivers the perfect backdrop for us to create a progressive space, which I know we will all be very proud of, especially as every aspect of the acquisition and design process involved integrated expertise from the Avison Young team. This investment is an illustration of our commitment to our brilliant Manchester team and the region itself. We look forward to welcoming our clients, contacts and friends to come and see us at our new home in the new year.”
Julian Cobourne, head of regional offices at Aviva Investors, said: “We are delighted to welcome Avison Young to 11 York Street, Manchester – a building which provides excellent Grade A office space together with the very best facilities for our occupiers. Community and service are at the very centre of our aspirations for the Aviva Investors Manchester estate and we are extremely pleased to have secured Avison Young to our list of customers.”
Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc and the building’s landlord, also recently appointed Gilbanks to launch 22,000 sq ft of new serviced offices at 11 York Street.