Watch This Space, Michelle Rothwell’s development company, has launched This is The Space, billed as a boutique office scheme for creatives at 68 Quay Street, close to Manchester’s Spinningfields.
Rothwell acquired the building, one of a row of Georgian-style townhouses, in July last year from St. James’ Chambers for more than £1m. At that point, it had been vacant for three years. Watch This Space has refurbished the 4,947 sq ft property to offer space ranging from individual pods for one-person businesses to self-contained offices of up to 12 persons
The facility features the work of local artists, with the ground floor design based on a miniature urban park encased in plants and greenery.
Rothwell said: “This Is The Space really challenges traditional working environments and is designed to stimulate employees. We’ve given occupiers here the option to personalise their work space and make it really feel that it’s their home and be in greater control. We’re also able to rent space for as little as seven days, which gives occupiers greater flexibility.
“In addition, each boutique office features its own unique design with all of them having different flooring and light fittings as an example. It’s a scheme we’re really proud of and we’re excited to have now launched to the market.”
Previously of CBRE and Capital & Centric, Rothwell launched Watch This Space in early 2016. Projects include 31-33 Princess Street in Manchester and Billy’s Space, a creative workspace pub conversion in Staveley, Cumbria, which was launched to the market in November.