According to Instant Offices’ expert local specialist, Jessica Colson, Manchester is a globally-recognised city and therefore attractive for clients who have a big foreign presence. Companies want to be part of its thriving culture, and are keen to have a base there to meet clients, easy thanks to the great transport links.
The redevelopment of the Co-Op headquarters increased demand for office space, as did the relocation of the BBC to MediaCityUK.
Prices for serviced office space range from £200 – 350 per person per month, although this varies according to requirements and location. These costs also cover amenities, which may include Internet, meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, reception services, AV equipment and parking.
Unlike London, smaller suites consisting of one to ten desks seem to be the most popular. Coworking has also picked up a lot in recent times, with a number of new operators introducing business lounges.
Instant Offices offer a great variety of office solutions, and we're able to accommodate most enquiries, from one person through to 100 or more, depending on the specifics. Providers can be flexible with the layout of workspace, and are happy to discuss partitioning to fit a particular requirement.
Why choose Manchester?
The reasonable prices, excellent transport links, and, if you’re a football fan, two massive clubs make Manchester a great city to work in. It's been ranked as one of the most influential UK cities, as well as a ‘beta’ global city, and one of the most affordable places in Europe. Innovative, competitive and attractive to investors, along with a strong economy and global recognition, it’s the ideal UK location in which to base your business.
Five things you probably didn’t know about Manchester:
- Birthplace of the Trade Union Congress on 2nd June 1868
- Art, tourism, culture and sport provide around 16% of employment in Greater Manchester
- Manchester University has the largest student population in the UK (discounting the Open University and the University of London)
- Central Manchester has been inhabited since the Romans built a fort Mamucium there in AD79
- Over 20 winners of the Nobel Prize studied at Manchester University