Leading insurance risk and commercial law firm BLM will move its Manchester offices to the Two New Bailey project; a 71,000 sq. ft in the heart of Salford.

The move comes at a time when the company is introducing a new flexible work model where colleagues work remotely up to 50% of the time.

BLM will move from its Manchester headquarters to King’s House, King Street West and Alberton House, St. Mary’s Parsonage in August. It will occupy four of the ten floors of the building, in an agile work space equipped by the TSK Group for workplace design and construction practice.

Two New Bailey’s development has impressive green credentials and achieves the Class A BREEAM ‘excellent’ specification as BLM seeks to improve the long-term sustainability of its operations. The references mean that Two New Bailey is in the top 10% of UK non-residential buildings for its environmental, social and economic sustainability performance.

In line with BLM’s commitment to paperless work, the technologies, collaboration software and tools available at Two New Bailey support the company’s approach and mission to become a digital enterprise.

Two New Bailey provides digitally assisted collaborative work and meeting spaces for BLM’s multidisciplinary teams that span a variety of practice groups, from insurance and risk-based services such as catastrophic injuries, automobiles, occupational diseases and fraud to the company’s commercial services that includes Employment, Estate Planning, Creative, Digital & Marketing, Family and Property.

The contemporary equipment of the new building also includes special feel-good rooms on each floor, first aid rooms and a multi-religious room as well as a customer lounge, an outdoor terrace and a shared roof garden.

Celebrating the move, Matthew Harrington, Senior Partner at BLM said, “We have lived an impressive eight decades in the heart of Manchester city center and an office move of this size with such a rich history has certainly been significant. Needless to say, we love the teams involved in the move and their successful approach to tackling the challenges they face during a pandemic.

“With the return to work, we can take our insights from the pandemic that working from home imposed on us in no time and offer colleagues a full program of work options, including a hybrid work model that allows employees to divide their time.” Office and home work. Our colleagues will be able to work together effectively, establish flexible working arrangements and benefit from improved technologies and tools in an inclusive and sustainable environment. As we want to strengthen our position in the north, we are very excited about the future of the company and look forward to starting our next chapter at Two New Bailey. “

BLM has been based in Manchester at King’s House, King Street West, since 1946 and expanded to Alberton House, St. Mary’s Parsonage in 2003 for the 645-strong team from the north.


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