Founded in 2000, ao.com is now one of the UK’s leading online electrical retailers. Employing nearly 3,000 people, across three countries, ao.com ranges over 7,500 products on site; from washing machines and laptops to TVs and food processors, all on next day delivery. Famous for its commitment to exceptional customer service, ao.com recently celebrated its 100,000th Trustpilot review and opened the UK’s largest fridge recycling facility.


Head quartered in Bolton and with offices in Crewe and Telford the company is continuing to grow and expand. ao.com needed an office space in Manchester that could house its digital teams including; multimedia, IT and Sales teams. They opted for six floors in Baskerville House opposite Salford City Tower in the Spinningfields area of the city.


  • Location: Spinningfields, Manchester
  • Sector: Private Sector
  • Project size: 35,000 Sq Ft
  • Completion time: 6 Weeks


The design work for this project was undertaken by OBI Property Ltd and Diamond Interiors supplied all the loose furniture requirements.

The project was to  be completed in 5 phases and undertaken as the floors became ready for occupation. The floors were designed to have an urban look and feel with features such as exposed concrete columns and defurb fit out.


The project design reflected the various departments including Sales and IT functions and in total houses approximately 380 staff.  It included executive suites, meeting rooms, reception area, dining and tea points including a Starbucks restaurant on the ground floor as well as lots of collaborative spaces throughout the building.

For more information from Diamond Interiors or to arrange a free space-planning appointment please contact 01257 278 277 or email info@diamondinteriors.co.uk

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