SPIE, the independent European leader in electrical and mechanical engineering and HVAC services, energy and communication systems, has announced the opening of its new northern hub in the Venus Building at Manchester’s Trafford Quays.
The move brings together six teams, previously geographically separated across the north-west, into one building for the first time. It creates a space to allow teams to work in closer collaboration than ever before, delivering first class customer service and capitalising on the synergies that already exist between the various operating units of the business.
The Venus Building is a modern, 8,500 sq m structure, developed by Peel Holdings. Featuring a glazed atrium, the exterior of the building incorporates an impressive landmark sculpture and water feature. Occupying the entire first floor, and half of the ground floor of the building, the collective SPIE team is now located just a short walking distance from the largest retail complex in Europe, the Trafford Centre. The light, modern offices have been designed specifically to promote staff wellbeing with brand new furniture, IT facilities and services in place.
Paul Chappels, Head of Asset Management at Peel, said: “We are delighted to welcome SPIE to the Venus building. SPIE is an excellent company to have as a tenant in our property portfolio and a great addition to our existing line-up of occupiers, one we envisage we will work with on projects going forward.”
Steven Nanda, Managing Director at Industrial Services comments: “It has been really encouraging to see how well everyone came together as one team, or ‘One SPIE’ to deliver our vision for the Venus office. That collaboration has continued and I am sure this will lead to many new ideas for the benefit of each other and our customers. The new space is a bright welcoming environment, with plenty of break out areas and hot desks, packed full of facilities to hopefully make that elusive work life balance that little bit more achievable.”