Designed to give support centre colleagues greater flexibility and maintain productivity, Co-op’s Hybrid Working Policy has been so successful that, from today, the group has begun searching for another business to relocate to it’s One Angel Square site and share the space co-operatively.
The 16-storey building based in the heart of Manchester city centre extends to approximately 327,000 sq ft and first opened in 2013. One Angel Square, Co-op’s principal support centre, is one of the most sustainable large buildings in Europe and is built to a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating with very low carbon emissions. It is recognised as an energy plus building, and has won several awards including Property Week’s Sustainable Achievement Award and BREEAM’s Best Office Building.
Some floors within the building are now listed with commercial real estate advisor Avison Young.
Stuart Hookins, Property Director at Co-op said: “The environmental credentials of the building have always been important to our Co-op. As part of our drive to make things ‘Fairer for the Planet’, we’re hoping a new co-resident can enjoy the same benefits we do and lower their carbon footprint.
“With the success of our hybrid working policy, a significant proportion of colleagues that previously spent four or five days in One Angel Square are now working flexibly, in support of their wellbeing and productivity. Now is the right time to look for others to share this amazing building.”
Mark Cooke, associate director at Avison Young, said: “One Angel Square is one of Manchester’s most iconic office developments, with its central location and fantastic sustainability credentials, so it’s an excellent opportunity for companies seeking quality working environments with or without occupational fitout offering immediate occupation.”