Melbourne takes more space at MSP’s Technopark

Server hosting provider Melbourne has invested £150,000 on an unorthodox new head office.

Based on the theme of "home" it has been kitted out with a grassed picnic area, an art deco dining room and a library.

The firm has taken 6,000 sq ft at Lovell House in Manchester Technopark which is Manchester Science Park's Hulme campus.

It will retain its former 3,000 sq ft head office at Turing House on the science park's main site behind the University of Manchester.

Managing director Daniel Keighron-Foster said: "At Melbourne our most important asset is our team. That's why we wanted to create a space that would reflect the ethos of the company – a family-run business that puts its staff at the heart of everything we do."

Melbourne, Manchester TechnoparkHe added: "For us, creativity and productivity go hand in hand. If people are inspired by their working environments they are more likely to perform to the best of their ability. Grey and boring is not what we're about and this new space completely reflects our personality."

The move has freed up an additional 1,200 sq ft of rack space at its old head office. Plans are also in place to transform part of Turing House into a training facility.

The business, which has a turnover of around £3m, employs 25 staff and plans to increase numbers by 15% over the next 12 months.

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