NoChintz launching studio offices in June

Michael Hunt

Interior designers NoChintz is launching the 2,000 sq ft Studio 17, located at 12 Hilton Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter, in June.

NoChintz said Studio 17 has been designed for freelance and start-up creative businesses and offers 24 individual desks available to rent at £250/month, which includes VAT.

Dominic Beardwell, operations director at NoChintz, said: "At NoChintz we work with lots of freelance graphic and digital designers, photographers and artists. While many enjoy working on their own, they also miss the buzz of a busy environment – of having someone to bounce an idea off or get a second opinion from – so we decided to create Studio 17. We will be actively encouraging co-working and partnering to enable them to bid for some of the more exciting projects out there.

"We've already got a lot of interest in the space and expect it to fill up quickly. We have made it affordable and available on a month by month basis, there are no other charges on top of the rent to pay, which is really helpful to creative freelancers."

Each desk has broadband, a set of drawers and access to large lockable storage cupboards. There is also a huge breakout space designed with creatives in mind with low seating, mini meeting tables and a large breakfast bar and kitchen area.

NoChintz has also created the Burgess Room, named after Manchester born author Anthony Burgess, at Studio 17 which can be hired for meetings and presentations.

NoChintz is operating and managing Studio 17 and said it will be rolling the concept out to other locations in the city once it proves a success.

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