CBRE’s flexible workspace group Hana is set to open its first location outside London following a deal to take space at Fore Partnership’s Windmill Green building in Manchester’s city centre.

Windmill Green in Manchester’s city centre

Hana is taking 26,000 sq ft of office building, spanning half the ground floor, plus the full first and second floors.

Hana is the flexible space offering launched in the UK by CBRE in 2019. It currently has three London locations, and Windmill Green will be its first location outside of the capital.

Hana will partner with landlords to develop and operate flexible workplaces, with each unit containing office suites, conference and events space, and co-working space.

Paul Nellist, EMEA managing director for Hana, said: “We are delighted to be coming to Manchester and partnering with such a future-focused firm as FORE Partnership. They understand the needs of the modern occupier and the requirement to provide professional, sophisticated amenity space within their buildings. Windmill Green should be applauded for its focus on sustainability and social impact and makes us the perfect match. We look forward to providing a warm welcome to the city of Manchester in late Q3 when we officially open.”

It is expected that Hana will be operational at Windmill Green in the third quarter of this year.