Tech and digital co-working office spaces in Manchester

Over the last few years, the choice of co-working office spaces across Greater Manchester has increased exponentially both in the city centre and further afield. This article examines some of the options.

City Centre

Beehive Lofts

Overview A luxurious shared workspace built around community, collaboration and member well-being, Beehive Lofts is home to a wide range of companies, many in the creative and digital sector, with a healthy 50/50 ratio of male and female members.
Cost

All-inclusive flat monthly rates of £275 pm

No hot-desking or day passes.

Benefits
  • Very large desk sizes in a beautiful, spacious, naturally-lit environment
  • Relaxed, non-corporate atmosphere
  • Active & inclusive daily social calendar
  • Unlimited, free meeting rooms for up to 12 people
  • Fully stocked kitchen with cooking facilities
  • Free printing facilities
  • On-site Community Managers
  • £3 Parking (per day)
Address Beehive Mill, Jersey St, Manchester M4 6JG
Opening times 24/7 access for members
Website https://beehivelofts.co.uk
Get in touch info@beehivelofts.co.uk


Circle Square

Overview

The perfect place to connect, collaborate and co-innovate, Circle Square is home to a unique cluster of some of the region’s most disruptive, fast-growing tech businesses.

Combining flexible, affordable, secure office space with outstanding conference and meeting facilities and events, No.1 Circle Square overlooks Symphony Park, in Manchester's most vibrant new neighbourhood surrounded by interesting places to eat, drink and shop.

Circle Square offers flexible coworking, serviced space, and leased or managed office space, as well as bespoke programmes of business support, helping companies to form, scale and grow.  Facilities include 42 showers, with changing rooms, lockers and drying rooms 24/7 access with full concierge and business support, 150 person auditorium conference centre and secure storage for 386 bikes. 

No.1 & No.2 Circle Square are also WiredScore Platinum certified making them best in class in terms of digital connectivity. Additional facilities include Symphony Park — a unique green space in the city, Hatch - Manchester's award winning creative urban village, shops, bars, restaurants and a hotel, a multi storey car park, large conference and events facilities and an on site boutique bootcamp fitness studio.

Cost

Coworking - from £250 - £300

Hot desks - from £250

Benefit
  • Coworking
  • Hotdesk or dedicated coworking desk
  • Furniture included
  • Flexible, per desk pricing
  • Service charge
  • Business support access
  • WiredScore Platinum rated building
  • Podcast booth
  • Communal lounge
  • Shared kitchen
  • Inclusive meeting rooms
  • 24/7 access
  • On site host
  • Cycle storage
  • Security inclusive
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Postal drop off/delivery location
Address

Circle Square, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 4LD

Opening times

24/7 access

Website

https://circlesquaremanchester.com/office-space/

Get in touch

info@circlesquaremanchester.com

0161 237 3331


Colony

Overview

Colony co-working spaces offer a fresh approach to your working day. Whether you are a freelancer or company, our carefully configured environments are designed to stimulate ideas, grow your networking opportunities and increase productivity. We have flexible options to accommodate all sizes of businesses from desk spaces to private offices situated within our dynamic environment.

Founded in Manchester in September 2017, we have established a strong, diverse community of over 250 members across two sites. Our first location, situated in Jactin House a renovated Victorian worker’s hostel in Ancoats, central Manchester, is spread over two floors with an abundance of natural light and industrial character. 

Our second location opened in November 2019 is situated at Piccadilly, just a stone’s throw from Manchester Piccadilly train station. A workspace with a vibe and aesthetic unique to the city, the site is blessed with a wealth of facilities and the perfect place to connect with others.

We have also opened a third site, The Astley, situated in the Northern Quarter.

Cost

Memberships from only £200+VAT per month. 

A range of private offices, studios, and team spaces are available too.

Benefits
  • Access to multiple venues
  • Thriving network of digital creative businesses and entrepreneurs
  • 24-7 access
  • Simple, all-inclusive memberships
  • Central business address
  • Busy events calendar
  • Business support
  • Fully serviced reception
  • Personal storage
  • Bike racks
  • Showers
  • Dedicated meeting rooms
  • State of the art high speed internet distributed over Wi-Fi 
  • Space for Thinkers, Doers, Creators, 24/7
Address

Piccadilly
5 Piccadilly Place
Aytoun St
Manchester
M1 3BR

Jactin House
24 Hood Street
Ancoats Urban Village
Manchester
M4 6WX

The Astley
70 Great Ancoats Street
Manchester
M4 5BG

Opening times

24/7 access

Website

http://colonyco.work/

Get in touch

Info@colonyco.work

https://www.instagram.com/colonycowork/

0161 974 3210


Department

Overview

Department offers work and social destinations designed for collaboration, culture and to inspire community; where experiences meet enterprise.

Become a member and discover the way to a work life balance.

Costs

Pricing starts from £250 for office space

Manchester Digital offer:

Hot desk membership normally priced at £150 exVAT

Sign up for 6 months and the pricing will sit at £100 exVAT

Benefits
  • Business rates
  • WIFI
  • Utilities
  • Dedicated barista
  • Bike racks
  • Showers
  • Phone booths
  • Meeting rooms
  • Break out space
  • Pitch room
  • Event space
  • Free tea & coffee
Address

Bonded Warehouse, 18 Lower Byrom Street, Manchester, M3 4AP

Opening times

24/7 access

Website

https://www.departmentuk.com/

Get in touch

info@departmentuk.com


The Federation

Overview

The Federation is an ecosystem of businesses, innovators and change-makers brought together by ethical and co-operative values, driven to create an equitable society. 

At The Federation we recognise the ethical challenges our society faces. Our community of forward-thinking organisations and social entrepreneurs collaboratively explore alternative approaches to enable a sustainable future for all in our society and the legacy we’re building for future generations. Through event programmes, workshops, partnerships, research and collaborations we are working towards strengthening communities, providing skills & education and ensuring sustainability.

 The Federation offers private suites on our 2nd & 3rd floors, private pods, flexible desks, permanent desks & early stage start up desks within our co-working floor.

Costs

£95+VAT for a flexible desk (up to 40 hours per month access)

£275+VAT for a permanent desk (dedicated desk with unlimited access)

£200+VAT for early stage start up businesses (dedicated desk with unlimited access)

Private Pods are £1,650+VAT per month, 4-6 people per pod

Benefits
  • Located in the heart of the City Centre, Victoria train station & Shudehill Metrolink station right on our doorstep
  • FREE access to the co-working floor meeting room (holds 10ppl, AV equipment for presenting & whiteboard
  • FREE tea & coffee for all residents on the co-working floor
  • Pet friendly, all dogs welcome!
  • Lockers available for hire 
  • FREE access to co-working floor printer
  • In house coffee shop
  • Secure bike storage
  • Shower facilities 
  • FREE Vinyasa Yoga sessions every Monday for all residents
  • Events & meeting spaces available for hire 
  • Events & Community Engagement Programme
Address The Federation, 2 Federation Street, Manchester, M4 4BF
Opening times 24 Hour Access
Website www.thefederation.coop
Get in touch

https://twitter.com/FederationMCR

federationenquiries@coopdigital.co.uk


Headspace

Overview Headspace Group’s 15,000 sq. ft. site is a focal point for Manchester’s amazing creative community. The interior design is fun, clean and modern and comprises a mix of uniquely designed private offices and co-working spaces, all equipped to a high specification.
Cost

Private offices start from £1,000 per month

Co/lab starts from £199 per month

Membership starts from £30 per month

Benefits
  • A mix of uniquely designed private offices, flexible coworking spaces, tech-enabled meeting rooms and private work booths
  • Refreshment bars
  • On-site community team
  • Postage handling
  • Shower room
  • 30-person event space with stunning views overlooking the city

Address 2 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5WQ
Opening times 24-hour access
Website https://www.headspacegroup.co.uk/
Get in touch

enquiries@headspacegroup.co.uk

0161 302 6500


Tech Incubator, Manchester Technology Centre

Overview

Manchester Technology Centre is home to the Manchester Tech Incubator and a unique cluster of some of the region’s most disruptive, fast-growing digital innovation startups and scale ups. 

Part of Circle Square, Manchester Technology Centre offers flexible office and meeting space, business support and a range of health, social and wellbeing events. Surrounded by interesting places to eat, drink and shop and with views over Symphony Park, Manchester Technology Centre is perfectly placed for global brands and pioneering digital tech businesses.

The Tech Incubator is ideal for disruptive data science and innovative technology businesses working in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, eCommerce, Blockchain, FinTech, Cyber Security, Cloud Technologies, VR & AR, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, and Digital Health. A minimum viable product is not essential, though businesses should have a core management team in place.

Coworking space and small private serviced offices for 2-12 people are available, and include dedicated business support to access finance and funding, world-class talent, new markets, and the connections your business needs to succeed.

Costs Memberships start from £195 for a dedicated desk or £165 for a hot desk.
Benefits
  • Coworking
  • Hotdesk or dedicated coworking desk
  • Furniture included
  • Flexible, per desk pricing
  • Service charge
  • Business support access
  • Communal lounge
  • Shared kitchen
  • Inclusive meeting rooms
  • 24/7 access
  • On site host
  • Cycle storage
  • Security inclusive
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Postal drop off/delivery location
Address Tech Incubator, Manchester Technology Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED
Opening times 24-hour access
Website https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/manchester/manchester-technology-centre/
Get in touch

Contact form

@TweetsbyMSP


The Assembly

Overview The Assembly provides a great opportunity for collaboration in a stylish and attractive workspace.
Cost

£180 per month for a desk space

Exclusive discount for Manchester Digital members: Sign up for 12 months and get one month free. Contact The Assembly to redeem this offer. 

Benefits
  • Your workspace - Sign up early enough and you can pick your desk. 
  • High-speed internet
  • Central location
  • Guests - Each membership also comes with the ability to bring a guest to work alongside you for up to 14 hours a week free of charge (space permitting)
Address 3rd Floor, Virginia House, Manchester, M4 5A
Opening times 24/7 access
Website https://assemblymcr.com/
Get in touch

0161 237 9430

hello@assemblymcr.com


Use.Space

Overview Built on foundations of kinship, creativity and inspiration, our philosophy is simple but sophisticated: To provide both aspiring and established businesses in the North with a place to nurture their niche. Not just somewhere to work but somewhere to innovate, create, fascinate and build your brand.
Costs

We offer three different types of monthly memberships;

  • Drop-In Membership: 40 hours a month, for £79 +VAT. 
  • Hot-desking Membership: Unlimited use, for £179 +VAT
  • Dedicated Desk Membership: Own desk, unlimited use, lockable desk drawers and use of business address, for £249 +VAT
Benefits

Other things we offer include:

  • Large bookable meeting rooms
  • Café
  • Less than 10 minute from Piccadilly Station
  • High speed internet
  • Dog friendly
Address 31 Ardwick Green, Thirsk Street, Manchester, M12 6PN
Opening times Weekdays 7 am - 7 pm
Website

https://usespace.co.uk/

Get in touch

07712 177 701

hello@usespace.co.uk


WeWork

Overview

WeWork provides over 253,000 members around the world with space, community and services through both physical and virtual offerings. It has more than 280 physical locations in 75 cities and 22 countries around the world. Its Manchester location is in Spinningfields.

Cost From £2700 +VAT pm
Benefits
  • Networking events
  • In-house community events
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • 24/7 access
Address No1 Spinningfields, Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3JE
Opening times 24/7 access for members, with the community team on hand 9am-6pm Monday to Friday
Website https://www.wework.com/en-GB
Get in touch 0161 250 7910


Workplace

Overview Workplace offers private offices for between one and 20 people, reserved desks giving you your own private space within the shared space, hot desks, a business lounge and meeting rooms available to members and non-members.
Costs

Flexible, all-inclusive memberships start from:

  • £90 (5 days a month)
  • £160 (12 days a month)
  • £225 (full-time)
  • £275 (dedicated desks)

(Prices exclude VAT)

Exclusive discount for Manchester Digital members: 10% off. Contact Workplace to redeem this offer.
Benefits
  • Unlimited refreshments
  • Parking deals, bike storage, showers and lockers
  • Concierge and post run
  • Discounted meeting and events space
  • Prestigious city centre address
Opening times 24/7
Address Churchgate House, 56 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6EU
Website https://work-place.co.uk/
Get in touch

0161 974 6000

hello@work-place.co.uk



North Manchester

Ashton Old Baths

Overview Ashton Old Baths offers coworking memberships for entrepreneurs looking for flexible drop-in space.
Cost

Coworking day rates £20 per day

Coworking membership from £99 per month

Dedicated desks from £175 per month

Benefits
  • High-speed, dark fibre broadband
  • Nespresso coffee, tea and refreshments
  • Access to meeting rooms
  • Access to parking and reception services
  • Access to events specialising in blockchain, digital and creative practices
  • Drop-in day rates available
Address

Stamford Street, West Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7FW

SatNavs use OL6 7TP
Opening times 8:30am – 5pm
Website https://www.ashtonoldbaths.co.uk/
Get in touch

info@ashtonoldbaths.co.uk

0161 804 2030


Newtons

Overview A comfortable shared workspace built around the people who work there, focusing on the community we can build and share.
Cost
  • £12 for one day per month
  • £20 for two days per month
  • £59 for seven days per month
  • £79 for twelve days per month
  • £120 for 24/7 access
Exclusive discount for Manchester Digital members: 20% off. Contact Newton’s to redeem this offer. Join Manchester Digital.
Benefits
  • Unlimited refreshments from the shared kitchen
  • Onsite manager
  • Study pods, meeting room and event space included
  • Printing
  • 24-hour access
  • Lockers and postal service
Address 151 The Rock, Bury, BL9 0ND
Opening times

Monday - Friday  8:30 - 18:00

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Website https://www.newtonscowo.com/
Get in touch

hello@newtonscowo.com

0161 764 1863


The Sharp Project

Overview

The Sharp Project is home to over 60 creative entrepreneurs and businesses specialising in digital content creation. 

It offers a range of flexible office and studio space at affordable prices alongside a busy events and social calendar.

Cost

Prices for shipping containers start from £69+VAT per week.

Larger office spaces also available.

Benefits
  • The Sharp Project is firmly established as one of Manchester’s key locations for creative businesses of all scales – from globally renowned animators to major sports retailer’s content studios, major VR education brands, creative agencies, CGI artists and digital forensics, there is a wealth of creative talent based on-site.
  • There are a wide range of activities on-site from week to week including yoga, sports & business drop
  • Events including Manchester CoderDojo, North West Playtesters and high profile international events such as Raspberry Pi’s ‘Coolest Projects’
Opening times

24/7 365 days a year

Website

 http://www.thesharpproject.co.uk 

Get in touch

Dunstan Carter dunstan.carter@thesharpproject.co.uk

0161 205 5508


Salford

The Greenhouse

Overview The Greenhouse offers small creative businesses flexible, quirky office space. The three-storey building neighbours the BBC, University of Salford and ITV and is already home to a range of creative, media and digital companies.
Cost Work stations from £50 per week
Benefits
  • 85 offices over 3 floors
  • Furnished offices for two people upwards
  • Flexible leases from one month
  • Meeting rooms and breakout spaces
  • Dedicated on-site client manager
  • On-site car parking
Address MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2EQ
Opening times Reception is staffed 8am-5pm but the building is operational 24/7
Website http://mediacityuk.co.uk/workspace/office/the-greenhouse/
Get in touch Lynn Haime on 0161 886 5331 of lynn.haime@mediacityuk.co.uk


HOST

Overview Formerly The Landing, the hub at MediaCityUK has rebranded as HOST, the Home of Skills & Technology, to scale its ambition as a pioneering hub for nurturing talent, accelerating innovation and driving prosperity across the North.

Coming soon.
Website https://www.hostsalford.co.uk/


Trafford

altspace

Overview

altspace in Altrincham offers flexible membership options and the chance to work with like-minded people in a collaborative and accessible environment. 

Cost
  1. Day Guest
    £22 for one day
    £100 for five days 
  2. Roaming
    £150 for eight days
    £195 for twelve days
  3. Resident
    £270 Monday - Friday
    £315 Dedicated Desk

Rates include wifi, refreshments, printing and copying.

Benefits
  • Conference and meeting rooms, and breakout space
  • Business addresses
  • Actively promotes the work of its members and has a policy of employing local businesses for work and services.
Address First Floor, Kennedy House, 31 Stamford Road, Altrincham, WA14 1ES
Opening Times

Monday–Friday

8am–6pm

Website https://www.altspace.club/press/
Get in touch

steve@altspace.club

07946728863


Lofthouse

Overview

Lofthouse is a place for creatives, digitals and startups to call home, collaborate and flourish.

It is funded and supported by the charitable community enterprise Friends of Stretford Public Hall. The hall also offers exhibition and event space for hire.

Cost A desk space costs £140 a month (+£140 deposit) on a month-by-month rolling contract.
Benefits

 Awesome handmade desk space

• 2 meeting rooms

• Free wifi

• Kitchen & breakout area

• Secure working environment

• Free car & bike parking

Address Stretford Public Hall, Chester Road, Stretford, M32 0LG
Opening times Open 7am - 10pm, 7 days a week
Website http://lofthousecreatives.co.uk/
Get in touch hello@lofthousecreatives.co.uk


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