SOG was appointed by Avecia to take charge of Facilities Management at the biotech and specialist chemical company’s global headquarters at Hexagon Tower, Blackley, in Manchester.

The 11-storey Hexagon Tower with 85,000 square feet of laboratories and 100,000 square feet of offices was originally a single business location and part of the old ICI empire.

Following the sale of a number of Avecia businesses, Hexagon Tower was transformed in 2003 into a multi-occupancy facility housing 14 separate companies and employing around 500 people.