Bruntwood works unveils new look for wellbeing-centred Marsland
Workspace and leisure provider Bruntwood Works has revealed the transformation of its newly refurbished Marsland building - formerly known as Marsland House - in the desirable town of Sale, Greater Manchester.
Through its refurbishment, Bruntwood Works aims to enhance productivity and wellbeing for the building’s working community, as well as foster a welcoming, collaborative environment. The workspace provider has achieved this with a design-led overhaul of its communal, reception and entrance area. A stand-out feature is the striking biophilic art installation and welcome wall in the foyer, designed to improve the working environment and reduce stress.
Part of the ‘welcome wall’, the living art feature in the main reception is expected to enhance the arrival experience, further complemented by comfortable seating areas and ambient lighting. Refurbishments also included an extensive upgrade of the lift lobbies, corridors, and facilities throughout the building completed by a stripped back and exposed design. Raised ceiling height has also added to the modern yet industrial feel of the building - making it the first space of its kind in Sale.
Conveniently situated in close proximity to Manchester city centre, opposite Brooklands Metrolink Station, Marsland provides high-quality workspaces for those businesses seeking a local office. Bruntwood Works is equipped to tailor a bespoke office solution to suit the needs of each business - which increasingly means a city centre HQ and a geographically distributed network of offices in the surrounding suburbs.
Andrew Cooke, strategic director of Bruntwood Works, said: “If nothing else, what’s become clear over the last 12 months is that our working habits have evolved for good. Flexibility and choice are two parts of the equation, but so too is quality. Our customers want to work local without compromising - all the benefits of working closer to home but with a premium space they can close the door on at the end of the day, as well as having access to our state-of-the-art spaces in central Manchester.
“The added benefit of having a city centre ‘hub’ alongside town centre ‘spoke’ locations, is the reduction in employee carbon footprint. We’re already hearing this is an issue businesses are starting to grapple with as they weigh up the pros and cons of home working - rather than making your teams’ homes more carbon efficient for home working, why not simply offer them a sustainable, well-serviced office on their doorstep? Marsland is the perfect example of this ‘hub and spoke’ model - and we look forward to seeing how much our customers enjoy this new, collaborative space.”
Marsland is already home to a broad range of businesses - from scaleups to large enterprises - all attracted by the location’s flexible, quality workspaces. Customers include Jarvis Insolvency, Stackhouse Poland and Röhlig Logistics. Alongside their neighbours, these businesses have direct access to Manchester city centre and the surrounding suburbs by car and public transport, with the journey time by Metrolink tram taking less than 15 minutes to the city centre.
The transformation project was undertaken in partnership with CubicWorks, a leading construction, fit-out and refurbishment contractor launched by Bruntwood in October 2020. The business adopts a consultative and partnership-led approach to deliver end-to-end project management and has recently completed the ground-floor refurbishment of Trafford House in Old Trafford.