At Trinity Manchester, we have designed a flexible, collaborative new office for our team which embodies our commitment to wellbeing and sets a new standard for the post-pandemic workplace.
In July 2021, we announced our relocation to the 5,588 sqft, seventh floor of the recently refurbished Trinity building. The relocation came at the right time, enabling us to consider our office requirements in response to the change in the ways of working brought about by Covid-19. We had fully embraced hybrid home / office working, seeing this as not just a temporary fix, but a long-term shift to offer a better work / life balance for our team and our new office needed to reflect this.
We worked closely with our team to understand what our future work environment would look like and to identify the key functions of our new workplace. We reduced our overall office size and focussed on designing a flexible, collaborative space which champions our “Together we” culture. The number of traditional fixed workstations was reduced and replaced with a range of formal and informal workspaces. We also invested significantly in technology-enabled, future-proofed workplace infrastructure to support individual and collaborative work for our team and our clients across the office and remote locations.
We developed an interior design palette that complemented the natural and open penthouse space. We layered into our designs a consideration for sustainable design, embedding our core principles into the spaces. We incorporated natural, warm materials to create an interior that represents us as a practice. All specifications considered longevity and varied functionality to best suit our agile workstyles and provide flexibility in everyday use.
We are delighted that AEW Architects have chosen to relocate their business to Trinity, which further enhances the strength and diversity of the building’s tenant profile. With their creative influence, we expect their new penthouse office to sit amongst some of the most special working environments within the city.Richard Dinsdale Director, Edwards & Co