Manchester. Recently named the UK’s Top Digital Tech City with a surplus of high-quality talent and a thriving ecosystem of over 19,000 digital businesses.
New research published by O2 shows Manchester to be ‘Britain's Entrepreneurial Capital’ with 4,014 new companies registered throughout the first year of the pandemic – meaning one per 143 people (versus one per 172 in London). That’s huge!
With the low cost of living when compared to London, vibrant community of freelancers and entrepreneurs and rich selection of highly-skilled graduates, Manchester is quickly becoming the go-to city when launching a new business venture.
What does this mean for the Manchester-based flexible workspace industry? The need is high and the workspace options are booming.
Over the last six years, flexible office space in Manchester has grown over 350%. Additionally, JLL has assumed that flexible space will continue to expand at a faster rate in what it calls “the Big Six” – Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London. It’s an upwards trend from here.
Let’s take a look at 5 of the best workspaces to plug-in for the day in Manchester - all available to book on the WorkClub app.
Situated in the Core building, this space hasn’t gone unnoticed. Slap bang in the centre – a hop, skip and a jump away from Exchange Square, Northern Quarter and The Arndale. Set over two floors, Work.life is bursting with natural light and quirky, modern design, with plenty of breakout spaces for idea generation and places to impress clients. It is the ultimate flexible workspace.
Landmark Manchester City Centre
Just a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly station, Landmark offers hot desks, high-quality meeting rooms and breakout spaces. The space is perfect for both individuals wanting to do focused work and teams looking for a more collaborative environment. When it’s time to take your lunch break, head up to the 10th floor where natural light streams in and you can get stunning views over the city.
Incspaces Princess Street
A state-of-the-art workspace with a fantastic range of facilities and amenities. From co-working areas to break-out rooms, as well as an on-site café, Incspaces Princess Street is the perfect office space for entrepreneurs and SMEs to grow their business. Located in the heart of the city centre, easily accessible by train, bus and car. What more could you need?
The stunning Flagship location offers private offices, dedicated desks and co-working space in the heart of the Northern Quarter. With the purpose to provide thoughtfully designed work spaces for you and your business to thrive. Flagship offers three breakout spaces, an eight-seater meeting room, sound-proof phone booths and more. All offices are furnished with outstanding Herman Miller furniture, with two offices benefiting from sit/stand desks.
Colony is a workspace with a vibe and aesthetic unique to the city itself. Effortlessly cool with a social bar to enhance your social connections. Only a stone's throw away from Manchester Piccadilly station, this space is designed for flexibility to tailor the perfect solution for your business and meeting spaces to collaborate with the team in a fun, upbeat environment.