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Allianz moves Manchester team into sustainable HQ

The 13-level building was designed by architects Squire and Partners, and has been rated excellent for its sustainability

Allianz Insurance has announced that it will move its flagship Manchester office into Landmark, a sustainable building within the city’s business district, after signing a 10-year lease for the first floor address.

The 13-level building was designed by architects Squire and Partners, and has been rated excellent for its sustainability, according to the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM).

The insurer has signed a 10-year lease with real estate management firm Barings for 10,880 square feet on the first floor of Landmark.

In addition, the office space is being fitted out to reflect Allianz’s new flexible working strategy and will include features such as training zones, collaboration areas, as well as a broker zone for intermediaries to utilise when visiting.

Over 100 Commercial and Engineering Insurance colleagues will move into the St Peter’s Square site later this year, once the fit-out works have been completed.

The building is equipped with solar panels and electric car charging points, as well as sensors for lighting and taps, and includes storage for recyclable materials as well as a hub to park and maintain bicycles.

Sarah Mallaby, director of broker markets at Allianz, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming brokers to the prestigious Landmark Building. Investing in a flagship office like this demonstrates our commitment to the North.

“Our strategy has always been one of strong broker relationships, which we’ve managed to maintain during the various lockdowns, and we’re happy to soon resume meetings in real life.”

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