Office- Manchester => Wilmslow

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  • Created on: 02-02-14 12:51
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  • Refuge Assurance Company
    • Relocate from center of Manchester to new headquaters on a greenfield site in Wilmslow
    • Old sites (reasons of relocation)
      • 19th century construction- lack important modern features eg. air conditioning
      • Tradition layout is not appropriate for modern working practices
      • No car park and employees felt threatened when walking along darkened streets to their cars
      • Expansion would have been difficult and expensive
      • City centre business rates- rising rapidly
    • Wilmslow
      • purpose-built and included air conditioning, central heating, IT facilities, building security
      • Space for car parking
      • accessible by main road and close to motorway- commuting by car easier
    • -ve
      • Staff can no longer visit city center shops during breaks
      • Employees living on the North side of Manchester have a much longer journey to work


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