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ECCO Shoes put best foot forward with new workspace
Lucy Grundy
Rhys Owen; Leasing Director for Orbit Developments and Louise Cam; UK Sales Manager for ECCO

Orbit Developments have confirmed Danish footwear company ECCO has relocated its Manchester office to Gateway House taking 2,015 sq ft and features a private display room to showcase new product lines to buying departments across the UK.

Louise Cam, UK Sales Manager for ECCO commented on the relocation to the new offices:

“Gateway House fitted our criteria perfectly when finding our new headquarters. It is a central location to many of our key accounts and is close to essential transport networks.”

“Orbit took our brief seriously by matching the location and office space to our needs and like to haves and supported us in achieving a very tight time frame for re-location.”

“The space has enabled us to create a beautiful showroom that reflects our brand essence and the feedback from customers has been outstanding.”

ECCO is one of the world’s leading shoe brands operating over 2,000 stores worldwide and trading in over 88 countries. The company owns and manages every aspect of the production chain from tanneries and shoe manufacturing to wholesale and retail activities in order to its provide customers with high quality products.

The company is still owned by the original founders, the Toosbuy family and its success has been built on a focus of continual product development, in line with the Scandinavian design philosophy of form follows function.

Boasting trademarked technology; Fluidform, the ergonomic footwear has been developed over 30 years to provide a shock-absorbent shoe for maximum comfort and wearability.

Rhys Owen, Leasing Director at Orbit Developments commented on the deal: 

“We always encourage businesses to discuss the critical factors behind office relocations with us at the beginning of the process in order to find the space that’s most suited to their needs.”

“For Louise and her team, it became apparent that location was key as the offices will serve as the UK HQ and will regularly receive visits from key figures from the European offices in addition to buyers from major department stores.”

“Timing was also crucial as the move needed to be completed within a short timeframe. Gateway House met the brief perfectly as the property presents well following refurbishment to the reception and office space, and the suite could be adapted to feature a showroom, conference room and workspace.”

“The property is also in a prime location close to Manchester Airport and the M56 motorway and the ease of access with further improve following the opening of the new SEMMMS link road in 2018.”

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