Law firm set to relocate its Preston and Manchester offices as return to work continues

Independent law firm Brabners is to relocate its Preston and Manchester offices this summer as it marks the start of the next phase of its strategic growth plan.
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The 400-strong firm, which also has offices in Liverpool’s Exchange Flags, will see its Manchester team move to AEW’s 100 Barbirolli Square following the lifting of Covid-19 work-from-home guidance.

In addition, the firm is also expected to move its Preston operations from Chapel Street to a new location in the area later in the year.

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Brabners has taken 20,000 sq ft of Grade A space across the top two floors at the newly-refurbished development near St Peter’s Square.

Employees will have access to amenities including a coffee lounge and a fitness and yoga studio, as well as the square’s new £1m independent street food venue, Society, which is due to open this summer.

The move from Brabners’ existing Manchester office in King Street will enable it to embrace agile working more effectively, in a modern collaborative office environment.

The planned moves in both Manchester and Preston coincide with the start of the firm’s next growth cycle, and follow on from the 23 per cent growth in turnover the firm has achieved since it started its strategic change programme in 2017.

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Robert White, chief executive at Brabners, said: “Our planned office moves in both Manchester and Preston represent the latest major investment in Brabners’ future.

“ The timing of both moves provides a real opportunity to re-define the purpose of our offices, based on what we have learnt over the past 12 months; while also capitalising on the opportunity to align our office environment with a move to agile working.

“Our new offices will provide a modern collaborative environment for our people and our clients, and I am sure that having this outstanding space available will be more important than ever as we emerge from the pandemic.”