Architectural and interior design company Axi has launched on South King Street.
The three founding members are all from the city; architectural director Alex Brooks, creative director Sarah De-Freitas and managing director Freddie Evans.
Brooks and Evans previously worked together at IDL, where Evans was a director in the Manchester office, and Brooks an associate.
De-Freitas has merged her company De-Freitas Design with Axi, and heads up the interior division.
Projects Axi is working on includes two bar and restaurants in Spinningfields, expansions and new builds for The Light Cinema, a £7.5m private house in Cheshire.
Evans said: “I believe we bring a fresh and unique offering to the market. We are a collective of passionate individuals with varying skills from across the design industry. Together, we believe in producing work with purpose, projects with impact and exceeding the expectations of our clients.”