Advised by OBI, legal firm Davis Blank Furniss has taken 4,700 sq ft at the development off Trinity Way in Salford on a six-year lease, relocating from long-term home 90 Deansgate, where it occupied 9,250 sq ft.
The decision to move from a location it has occupied since 1965 was taken last year, said the firm, with the thinking based on various factors including “enabling better client access and providing a more flexible and technologically advanced working environment for staff”.
Davis Blank Furniss’ staff numbers have remained the same as before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kate Oldfield, managing partner of Davis Blank Furniss, said: “It was a big decision for us to move out of 90 Deansgate after so many years, but we knew the time was right. The relocation is an opportunity for us to create a more dynamic and nimble post Covid-19 business structure which is focussed on growth.”
OBI employs 31 people and provides advice to clients across its multi-discipline services, which include leasing and investment, office acquisitions, business relocations, interior design, project management and dilapidations. The collection of services is known as the ‘OBI Difference’.
Commenting on the Deva City acquisition for Davis Blank Furniss, Paul Mills, from OBI’s transactions and asset management team, said: “DBF has been extremely forward-thinking in their response to the current pandemic, taking the decision to improve the quality of their working environment for staff and clients following their relocation.”