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Our services.

Edwards & Co aTune will evaluate your workspace, your lease, and your way of working. We will help your business adjust and flourish in this new landscape.

Your lease.

We will liaise with your landlord to ensure you still have the right workspace for your business. Everything has changed and it’s understandable that your office needs may have too.

Your space.

The workspace you have will need to evolve. We can ensure you have an expertly designed base where your team feels protected while providing innovative ways to collaborate, share, and move forward.


We will utilise the technology available to ensure your business is futureproofed and ready for anything.

Salford Quays, take two


It’s hard to imagine Salford Quays without its glistening skyline, bustling leisure spaces and picturesque waterside vista’s. But of course, until 1982 the area was known as Manchester Docks and it wasn’t until 1984, when it became one of the first urban regeneration projects in the United Kingdom, that a new future was born. 

Over the next 20 years, Salford Quays was transformed with new transport infrastructure, landscaping, business space, hotels, housing and public amenities including The Lowry arts centre and the Imperial War Museum. More recently, Peel was granted planning permission to develop MediaCityUK which became home to the BBC in 2011 and, subsequently, ITV.

More than an office


This was one of the first examples we saw of a landlord sacrificing net lettable office space and writing off this income in order to provide tenants with a more inspiring building. And, it paid off. Numerous new lettings were secured, and the building now has a strong retention rate. Occupiers want to be there, they want to stay there, and they will flourish there.

The culture of innovation


Truly innovative office space isn’t something you see every day. With trends and technology moving so quickly, it’s hard to keep up. So how do you get ahead of the curve to ensure you have a workspace that stands the test of time?

It has never been a better time to invest in high tech solutions that allow people to work effectively and collaboratively. In fact, the way in which companies choose to invest now could be make or break.

We recently worked alongside Dept, one of Europe’s largest digital agencies, to find their new Manchester office at Bridgewater House. Our Building Consultancy team ensured this office was designed with the future in mind. We spoke to Jonathan Whiteside, a Director at Dept, to see how technology and flexible working strategies have helped shape their working life. 

The Gold Rush


We want it all and we want it now


Start-up and SME occupiers may be fairly new to this, but they know exactly what they are looking for. Flexibility, costs and speed are key criteria in these office searches. Co-working providers have set the bar high for quality working environments and traditional landlords need to meet these expectations if they want to be at the top of that shortlist. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a new challenge for co-working occupiers and we expect many companies may now want their own offices, whilst enjoying the benefits of a ready-made workspace.

Look to the future


The facts and figures


Up 5.6% on sq ft take-up compared to the same period over the last 5 years.

Black&Yellow is published quarterly, brought to you by Edwards&Co.

01. aTune 02. Salford Quays, take two 03. More than an office 04. The culture of innovation 05. The Gold Rush 06. We want it all and we want it now 07. Look to the future 08. The facts and figures

Black&Yellow is published quarterly, brought to you by Edwards&Co.


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