Coworking office provider Workplace has taken 8,300 sq ft within Churchgate House in Oxford Street, Manchester and is due to open the facility in October.
Members will sign up on a month-by-month basis and the business model has been created to ensure there are no long-term contracts and profits will be reinvested to fund the growth of Workplace, with plans to open more offices in other UK cities.
There will be a range of private self-contained offices, private desks in open spaces, hot-desks or a business lounge. Members will also have access to conference and training rooms, reception and other business services.
The grade two-listed Churchgate House has recently undergone a refurbishment programme by owner Helical Bar.
Tenants include Economic Solutions, London School of Business and Finance, Jisc and Co-operative Travel.
CBRE acted on behalf of Helical Bar.
Louise Pollard, sales director at Workplace, said: “The beauty of Workplace is that our members will be free from the responsibilities of office management thus allowing them to focus on what they love to do. This is a place for all businesses who are looking to break routine and want exclusivity without isolation. We are creating a Workplace that has the feel of an inclusive members club, somewhere you want to be and know that it will enhance your productivity and business success.”
Space Invader has been appointed to design the office, while commercial contractor Dragonfly is sourcing fixtures, fittings and equipment. Cube 3 will handle web design and digital marketing.