Ion has announced the departure from their Queen Square premises, which the commercial and residential developers had resided in for over 30 years. They move to a first-floor space in the historic Port of Liverpool building, which has been refurbished to suit the needs of the business.
Steve Parry, managing director Ion Development said: ‘We recognised a need for change and we wanted an office that was equipped for the way we see ourselves conducting business for the next fifty years. We fitted out the new office specifically with breakout spaces for smaller meetings, as well as larger meeting rooms. A communal dining area means we can socialise freely, and open plan office spaces create better collaboration and free-sharing of ideas.’
The team at Ion, who have worked out of a Liverpool base since 1989, work across the UK, with current and future developments spanning the North West, Midlands, Yorkshire and Wales. They are the development partner for the Festival Garden Development Zone, where they will bring 1,500 new homes to South Liverpool, set to be the ‘greenest in the city region’.
Parry added: ‘ We couldn’t be happier with our new office – we have Mann island next door, one of our developments – and we like the fact that we are repurposing spaces within a historic building. As we all move towards net-zero developments, it’s important to recognise that we need to reimagine and revive these inimitable historic spaces and keep them alive.’
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