Manchester Enterprise City district opens

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

Bonded Warehouse, the latest space within Enterprise City, a 2 million square foot tech, media and cultural cluster, has opened its doors to small and medium sized businesses.

The iconic 1800s warehouse is situated within the original Granada Studios estate, in the heart of Manchester city centre, and has been redesigned and reconfigured. It now houses 10,000ft2 of studio workspace, 66,580ft2 of workspace and 12,760ft2 of retail and leisure space, to provide everything needed for modern business.

Bonded Warehouse encourages its members to socialise and work together, in order to foster opportunities for growth and expansion.

The building, which was constructed in the 1860s, will contain bespoke workspaces and social spaces on every floor, a space for wellness and fitness, a brewery and tap room, Halcyon gin bar, and Bonded Social, an all-day/night coffee lounge for working and socialising.

Bonded Warehouse will also be home to Exchange, a revolutionary new digital and technology programme for the UK’s next best start-ups, delivered in collaboration with Tech Nation. Its mission is to support 2,000 ambitious individuals within the tech sector, over a 15-year period. Exchange is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), and supported by Manchester City Council (MCC).

Tanya Grady, head of partnerships at Enterprise City, said: “Our vision is to create a new tech, cultural and media cluster in the heart of Manchester city centre, combining all the elements that a modern business, or entrepreneur, needs to establish itself, and scale.

“We are also continuing to nurture start-ups and foster entrepreneurialism at all levels by launching Exchange, a unique DCMS funded programme, within the tech and digital industry, which will attract innovators, creators and trailblazers.”


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