PushDr Manchester Designed By TPBennett Photographed By Paul Rid

Digital health operator moves in at Arkwright

Private healthcare provider Push Doctor has opened its new facility at Arkwright House, Manchester, where it has taken the 15,000 sq ft first floor.

The digital business raised around £20m in its second fundraising round in summer 2017 and has grown from four employees to 118 inside two-and-a-half years.

A third of its space at Arkwright House, where engineer Ramboll has also now taken space, will be dedicated to Push Doctor’s Digital Health Campus, which it has designed with Workspace Design & Build and TP Bennett.

Melanie Zarins, senior designer at project architect TP Bennett, said: “Our brief was a collaboration-focused workspace – to provide a wide range of facilities such as break- out space, project rooms, interactive walls, pods and focus booths on campus to allow for staff and client co-working, wellbeing and productivity.

“Push Doctor has such a strong identity and creating a highly branded space was important. We retained this throughout the space, with bespoke joinery, furniture, wall finishes resulting in a recognisable and visually branded office environment.”

Russell Davis, managing director at Workspace, said: “The design makes efficient use of the generous floor plan creating a natural flow and well-proportioned mixture of the workspaces, meeting areas and more relaxed collaborative hubs.”

“The exhibition hall fit with stage, banquet seating and media kit has transformed the ‘West Wing’ from both a design-led and practical point of view.”

Catalyst Capital completed the £16m refurbishment of the 98,500 sq ft grade-two listed office on Parsonage Gardens in October last year, including a rooftop new-build extension. Ramboll has taken a 7,000 sq ft penthouse. The second to sixth floors are available at a quoting rent of £26 per sq ft.

Jonathan Cook, senior surveyor at CBRE, instructed as joint agent with GVA on Arkwright House, said: “Push Doctor’s new offices reflect the innovative nature of their business with the design and execution of their fit-out greatly encompassing the building’s amazing heritage features and character, whilst adding a brilliant vision of what office life will evolve into over the next dozen years”

Push Doctor was founded by Eren Ozagir in 2014 and describes itself as the UK’s first platform to offer video consultations with patients online and via smartphone. The service treated over 1,000 different condition types last year and is supported by investors including Accelerated Digital Ventures, Draper Esprit and Oxford Capital.

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