Cadence closes Manchester site

Cadence closes Manchester site
Richard Ball Cadence is closing its design centre in Manchester, relocating the 30-strong design team to other sites. Staff at the West Gorton site are unhappy with the arrangement, believing they are to be moved at short notice to Cadence’s new centre at Livingston, near Edinburgh. “Cadence recruited us, promised us big offices, lots of work and investment in Manchester,” an employee – who did not wish to be identified – told EW. “We’ve now been given 30 days notice to come up to Scotland.” Cadence has confirmed that the design team – which Cadence took over from ICL a year ago – will be moved. However, it denies that staff, several of whom were recruited recently, have no choice in the matter or that they were promised new offices. Commenting on the Manchester design team, Ian Hill, consulting executive at Cadence said: “We’re in a consultation period with the employees.” Presentations have been made to the Manchester staff by all of Cadence’s other design centres, and they can choose their own location, Hill claimed. Cadence has design centres in Livingston, Bracknell, Cambridge, Dublin and Paris. “We find ourselves with more property than a real estate company,” said Hill. “What we’re doing is real estate consolidation. Manchester is the one that looks the odd one out.”


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