Bruntwood lures London coffee operator to New York Street

Coffee shop chain, the Department of Coffee & Social Affairs, has signed with Bruntwood to open its first North of England outlet in Faulkner House, Manchester.

Launching in summer 2017, the 3,000 sq ft coffee shop will be the company’s second outside the capital, the first was in Bristol, and the company’s largest to date.

Designed by architects Urban & Country and Waugh Thistleton Architects, the Manchester coffee shop, the 16th in the group, will have its own design features, in keeping with the brand’s philosophy that no two locations look alike. Work on the site is underway.

“Customers can expect “single-origin speciality coffee and a selection of artisan cakes and food.”

James Tootle, retail surveyor at Bruntwood, said: “Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is a fantastic addition to this busy metropolitan area of Manchester and we are delighted they have made their move to the North with Bruntwood. As importantly, both companies share very similar values, with Department of Coffee & Social Affairs’ strong commitments to partnership and social impact reflecting our own ethos of supporting the communities in which we operate.”

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs CEO, Ashley Lopez, added: “We are thrilled to announce the opening of our 16th coffee shop in the North of England to bring speciality coffee to the people of Manchester. The coffee shop is centrally located in the busy worker district of Manchester making it an ideal spot for us to introduce our brand to locals. Working with Bruntwood has been great as we have a clear alignment in our respective Company’s values. We are very excited to be part of this growing and thriving city.”

Lambert Smith Hampton represented Bruntwood.

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