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Glass partitions in Manchester’s CBRE Headquarters

Demonstrating its long term commitment to Manchester, CBRE takes 30% more space and secures future growth plans. 

CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, commissioned TP Bennett to design a light and modern interior at One St Peter’s Square. Alongside, TP Bennett we installed a number of our impressive glass partitions in this contemporary fit-out of their Manchester headquarters. 

One St Peter's Square

TP Bennett


Giving depth to dark colours

The design encompasses modernity, using our Optima 117 Plus Shoreditch Edition glazed partitioning and matching Edge Symmetry doors to cascade natural light into the attractive hallway area. Furthermore, the hallway uses dark fixtures and a black panel ceiling to give a sense of a bigger space. Also, the natural light from our Optima 117 Plus illuminates the contrasting light timber giving further depth to the black panel ceiling and purple carpet.

Cleverly positioned, the client meeting rooms overlook one of Manchester’s most iconic squares. Views clients can also enjoy include the Midland Hotel, Manchester Central Library and the Town Hall extension.

Maximising views

Over 100 staff will benefit from a modern office space which seeks to maximise the impressive views from the tenth floor. Moreover, the use of our internal glazed partitioning enables enjoyment of the vistas throughout the space whilst respecting the acoustic privacy within the meeting rooms. Furthermore, oversized furniture in the open plan areas creates a welcoming workspace whilst the use of colour provides interest.

John Ogden, executive director and MD of CBRE’s North West Business, commented: “It promises to be an inspiring workspace for our staff and will provide a flexible platform in response to our evolving business needs, supporting our drive to lead from the front in terms of innovation.” The move follows on from another record year for CBRE’s North West business.

Supporting the Northern Powerhouse

CBRE’s investment in Manchester supports the UK government’s ambition to develop a Northern Powerhouse for its economy. Therefore, attracting foreign investment is a key driver for transforming public services in the region.

CBRE’s Building Consultancy team managed the fit-out process along with Architect TP Bennett and main contractor Overbury.

This was our second project for CBRE following on from the successful fit out of CBRE’s London offices based at St Martin’s Court. This 83,000 Sq. Ft space is home to over 900 staff located over 6 floors. In addition, the collaborative working environment utilised our glazed partitioning to create formal and informal meeting rooms, breakout spaces and a staff area that doubles as an event space for clients. Altogether, an impressive 10 different spaces were created for staff to work from providing a mixture of open plan and acoustically private areas.

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