Left to right: Paul McLeman of OrbitDevelopments and Anthony Flynn of Handelsbanken, Wilmslow
Leading Swedish bank – Handelsbanken have opened an office in theheart of Wilmslow town centre with Orbit Developments. Thefull-service bank with over 170 branches UK-wide and 800 branchesworldwide have recently occupied Orbit Developments’ impressivenewly completed glass fronted building – 48 Alderley Road occupying2,141 sq ft as part of their ongoing expansion programme.
Handelsbanken who are already an existing customer of OrbitDevelopments in Bolton, had an immediate requirement for an officein Wilmslow with a highly visible location being the criticalfactor. Orbit Developments were able to offer Handelsbanken a shortterm solution in Blackbox – another of their properties inWilmslow, while 48 Alderley Road was undergoing final completionworks.
Orbit Developments worked closely with Handelsbanken to meettheir requirements for the new office, providing design,specification and cost advice which included creating natural lightto the rear of 48 Alderley Road by an innovative use of structuralglass, overall creating an impressive corporate building.
Anthony Flynn, Branch Manager of Handelsbanken, Wilmslowcommented: “Whilst Handelsbanken has been in Manchester for over 20years, our new Wilmslow branch brings us much closer to ourcustomers in East Cheshire”.
He went on to say: “Orbit Developments have helped us achieveour desire to be situated in the heart of Wilmslow and have offeredus support and advice from the offset. 48 Alderley Road is animpressive building and we are delighted with our new office.”
Paul McLeman, Director of Orbit Developments commented: “We metwith Handelsbanken in the Spring of 2013 and listened to theirexpansion requirements. We were able to offer them a viableproperty solution to enable them to locate to the building not onlyin the right location but with their individual requirements andspecification as a leading corporate business. Our team offered a’one stop shop’ in terms of design and expertise leavingHandelsbanken to focus on the running of their business.