Event to explore rise of ‘Silicon Basin’

Piccadilly Partnership and CityCo are holding an informal reception to discuss the future of the digital sector in Piccadilly, Manchester.

As Manchester welcomes entrepreneurs TechHub to Carver's Warehouse on Dale Street, the event will look at growth plans for Piccadilly as a digital district.

TechHub is an international network of physical technology spaces, backed up with an online network. The organisation has been drawn to Manchester as an inspiring, dynamic city with a strong pedigree in the fields of computer science and creative arts.

There will also be talks about aspirations for Piccadilly as a technical centre, geared around encouraging more start-up enterprise. The North's very own Silicon Basin…

Hear from:

Mat Oakley, head of commercial research, Savills UK. Mat will briefly outline the opportunities identified for TMT (Technology, Mobile & Telecoms) sectors in Piccadilly, following a specially commissioned report.

Doug Ward, chief executive, TechHub Manchester and co-founder Tech Britain. Doug, a technology adviser to the government Cabinet Office, will introduce TechHub and talk through the ambition to foster a new generation of internationally-focused Internet start-ups in Piccadilly.

Suzanne Gallagher, asset manager, Town Centre Securities. Suzanne will share landowner TCS's plans for Piccadilly Basin as a digital hub; including proposals for the development of Brownsfield Mill on Great Ancoats Street.

Please RSVP

This event is free, but places are limited so please RSVP by Wednesday 17 October.

To register please enter your details here. (Please click the link rather than emailing directly, thank you).

  • Date: Monday 22 October
  • Time: 6pm Reception, 6.30pm Talks, 7 – 8pm Beer, Wine & Nibbles
  • Location: NQ2022, 20/22 Dale Street, Northern Quarter, M1 1EZ. Basement of 20 Dale St (entrance on Little Lever St). View map

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