Brum event company to open in Northern Quarter

Event venue operator The Studio has signed a deal with developer Argent to take 12,000 sq ft at The Hive development in Manchester.

The Studio will take the entire third floor of the 78,000 sq ft building, where it will operate nine event spaces capable of accommodating up to 180 guests theatre style in each. The company will also have access to four private balcony areas and a 30m long sedum garden for visitors to enjoy.

The Studio has been operating a highly successful business for three years in Birmingham City Centre and The Hive will be its second base in the UK.

Oliver Butler, project manager at Argent, said of the deal: "As soon as we visited The Studio in Birmingham the synergies became apparent. The Hive ticked all of the boxes from proximity to the main train station, to providing a contemporary feel with unique external spaces and excellent environmental credentials."

Emma Jennings, co-director of The Studio, said: "We looked at many sites in the Manchester area and none could have been more perfect than The Hive. We wanted a vibrant, readily accessible location with a diverse range of clients nearby. We're really excited to be bringing The Studio to The Hive and looking forward to supporting the event requirements of both our fellow tenants and the wider Manchester business community."

The Studio will join the Arts Council England at The Hive, which will achieve practical completion at the end of this month almost 50% let.

Colliers CRE and Daniel Harris & Co are joint letting agents for Argent.

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