Gilbanks selected as St Michael’s serviced office partner

23 April 2024

Relentless Developments has signed a deal with premium serviced office provider, Gilbanks, for c.34,000 sq ft of office space at No.1 St Michael’s.

The announcement follows an extensive search and selection process for a serviced office partner at the new development.

The move will see Gilbanks create its largest community for office professionals to date. Successful operations are already running in Leeds and at 11 York Street in Manchester city centre.

No.1 St Michael’s is expected to be the first fully Net Zero Carbon commercial development in the city, both in operation and delivery. Comprising nine floors of best-in-class office space and a Japanese-Peruvian rooftop restaurant from Chotto Matte, it is set to achieve world-leading standards in sustainability and wellbeing.

Construction commenced in January 2022, with completion due in 2024. The scheme is being brought to the market through a collaboration between Relentless Developments and stakeholders KKR.

Gary Neville, Director at Relentless Developments, said: “Gilbanks has introduced a revolutionary concept for the workplace community, substantially raising the bar for contemporary work environments. This echoes our own vision for St Michael’s as we strive to set new standards for sustainable commercial workspace in the city.

“It’s extremely important we select partners that reflect our aspirations for this ambitious scheme, and we’re looking forward to Gilbanks doing just that when they move into the building at the end of the year.”

Alex Duckett, managing director of Gilbanks, said: “By partnering with Relentless Developments on the St Michael’s project, we are making a clear statement that we are committed to working with ambitious and innovative developers on projects that will set new standards in the industry. The new professional community at St Michael’s will feature the latest technology to enable hybrid working for companies with global ambitions.”

Acting on behalf of Gilbanks, Andrew Cowell, Transactions and Asset management at OBI, said: “Our mandate was to find the best in class building in Manchester for Gilbanks and St Michaels fully delivers against this brief. St Michaels is raising the bar for new build office developments in the city and will become a flagship location for Gilbanks to grow their portfolio of high-quality managed workspace.”

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