14 Oct 2022
HF commits to MediaCity for its future growth
HF, the UK’s leading legal advisers to the insurance and commercial sectors has committed to moving its Manchester office to Orange Tower’s 16,040 sqft, grade A office space in MediaCity, Salford, Greater Manchester.
HF will relocate 500 employees from Talbot Road, Manchester to Orange’s prestigious 11th floor which will help support its business growth plans within the dynamic tech, digital and creative destination. HF joins high profile brands Kellogg’s, Ericsson and ITV within the net zero carbon development as defined by the UK Green Building Council’s 2019 framework definition.
The light, bright space, benefits from floor to ceiling windows with 360 degree views across Salford Quays and Greater Manchester and has been designed to maximise collaboration, creativity and health and wellbeing with numerous break-out, presentation and communal areas. The building also benefits from exceptional connectivity as recognised by the Platinum Wired Scored rating with MediaCity being recognised as Europe’s first Wired Certified Neighbourhood.
Ronan McCann, CEO & Managing Partner at HF said: “This is such an exciting step for our operations and people in Manchester. The flexible and inviting office space will give our teams a fantastic working environment in an easily accessible and desirable place, with amazing views over Manchester, Salford Quays and Old Trafford. Our team in Manchester has been growing from strength to strength and we have plans to further scale the business over the coming months and years. Our new office space gives us the ideal base to support our growth and our flexible, hybrid working model.”
Simon Lovegrove, Senior Asset Manager for MediaCity added: “We’re delighted HF has earmarked MediaCity as the place to support its future growth plans after recognising how MediaCity attracts talent and business opportunity. We’re now seeing a growing number of professional service organisations wanting to join our inspiring community of creatives and innovators as they see the value of the breadth of offering here for employees to benefit from.”
HF’s relocation announcement follows last week’s confirmation planning has been approved to deliver a new, £140 million, highly sustainable office development with the potential to host 2,200 workers which will be based opposite Orange Tower.
Canning O’Neil, CBRE and OBI acted on behalf of Peel Media.
MediaCity is a joint venture between Peel L&P and Landsec.
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