CubicWorks, a leading construction, fit-out and refurbishment contractor business, has kickstarted the transformation of Marsland House in Sale, a Bruntwood Works office space, as it aims to enhance productivity and wellbeing for the businesses and their employees based there.
The refurbishment will provide new communal areas throughout the building and transform the main reception into a striking new entrance area, creating a welcoming and collaborative space for customers. Further stand-out features will include the installation of a leafy ‘welcome wall’ art feature in the main reception to enhance the arrival experience, complemented by comfortable seating areas and ambient lighting.
The project follows increased demand from businesses for local offices, alongside their city centre workspaces, with more companies seeking a hub and spoke solution that incorporates a city centre HQ and a geographically distributed network of offices in the surrounding suburbs.
It complements the recently refurbished first floor which features an exposed scheme, with the ceiling and fixtures stripped back to provide a modern, industrial look and add additional ceiling height - the first space of its kind in Sale.
The transformation at Marsland House will bring a sense of nature into the space through biophilic design. The use of biophilia in the workplace is known to bring a host of wellbeing benefits including increased productivity, better air quality and reduced stress.
There will also be an extensive upgrade of the lift lobbies, corridors, and facilities throughout the building.
Marsland House is set in the desirable town of Sale, Greater Manchester, opposite Brooklands Metrolink Station. It provides businesses with high-quality, flexible workspaces that 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.
It is already home to a broad range of businesses that are attracted to the quality and flexibility of the workspaces available, including Jarvis Insolvency, Stackhouse Poland and Röhlig Logistics. The building includes larger leased spaces, suitable for businesses of all sizes, from scale-ups to large enterprises, that want the flexibility of planning and managing their own office.
This is the latest major project by CubicWorks after the specialist contractor business was 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.
Mark Wright, director at CubicWorks, said: “The project at Marsland House will deliver fantastic new common areas throughout the building and I’m proud that our team will be delivering the scheme for Bruntwood Works. It’s one of a number of projects we’re currently supporting and demonstrates how by working in partnership we’re helping to create thriving spaces for Bruntwood Works’ customers and their employees.”
Andrew Cooke, strategic director of Bruntwood Works, said: “We’re really seeing an uptick in demand from businesses looking to bring the workspace closer to home, and there are many benefits of having a city centre ‘hub’ alongside town centre ‘spoke’ locations. Shorter travel time allows employees to spend more time with friends and family while reducing their carbon footprint, and businesses can also enjoy more drop-in spaces and social time, with the opportunity to boost the local economy. Marsland House is the perfect example of this ‘hub and spoke’ model - the building is right at the heart of Sale and is well-serviced by local amenities, transport links and leafy open spaces, not to mention its direct access to Manchester and the surrounding areas.
“It’s vital businesses have access to the highest quality space that supports productivity and collaboration, and that’s why we’re so excited to kickstart the transformation of Marsland House. The transformation project will cement it as a destination for growing businesses.”
Completion is due in Spring 2021.