As lockdown restrictions are due to ease in just over a month’s time in the UK, have you considered your working environment? Sick of moving two metres from your bed to slump for the day at your desk? Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
If you're local to Manchester, or just looking for inspiration, check out our top five coworking spaces in Manchester that will be sure to help you work productively and feel re-energised as we return to the office!
1) Beehive Mills coworking space
Popular for its rustic feel and beautiful, light spaces, Beehive Mills is a coworking space brimming with creativity and boasts an exquisite interior. This working space actually used to be a nineteenth century old mill which has been converted and renovated to bring a ‘perfect balance of industrial luxury.’
This fusion of old meets new along with the trendy snooker table, sofas, kitchen areas and multitude of plants at each member’s desk makes this place feel both homely and comforting.
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Prior to lockdown, they’re even used to be complimentary breakfast mornings, free yoga classes and a book club. We certainly enjoy working here! Be sure to check out their website here!
2) MadLab coworking space
MadLab is a grassroots innovation organisation which holds workshops and courses. This shared office connects creative enterprises and drives innovation. If the name itself isn’t a giveaway, expect social events, 24/7 work environment and coffee shops all on your doorstep.
Supported by the British Council, Arts Council England and UCL Institute of Education to name a few, MadLab is a real hub for creativity, and even has work featured in The Guardian, Sky and the BBC.
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Check out their website here for more information!
3) Central Working coworking space
Located on Deansgate, Central Working offers great flexibility and business support for local start-ups. With seven different spaces in the UK (including Manchester, Cambridge and London), Central Working offers a working space with light and spacious offices which include a kitchen, breakout rooms as well as free Wifi and printing facilities.
A hub for Manchester’s business start ups and entrepreneurs, Central Working is perfect for entrepreneurs and small teams looking to work more productively and efficiently. With communal kitchens, workspaces and breakout spaces you’ll be able to form strong relationships with others people outside of your organisation.
4) The Landing coworking space
Located in Salford in the heart of MediaCity UK, The Landing is a fifty-two thousand square space which offers coworking desks as well as bootcamp workshops and testing labs.
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A favourite hotspot for Manchester’s entrepreneurs, The Landing hosts regular wellbeing and networking opportunities. With an exclusive tech lounge bar, this coworking space is perfect for people looking to enhance their working experience and connect with like minded people.
5) Spaceport X coworking space
If you’re looking for a sociable and relaxed coworking space, Spaceport X is the place for you. Located at the top of one of Manchester’s bars PLY found in the heart of the Northern Quarter, this coworking space offers communal spaces suitable for techies, start-ups and creatives.
With a rooftop terrace and free meeting room hire, this coworking space offers the ultimum relaxing atmosphere so that you can work productively and find your work-life balance.
6) WeWork coworking space
With four locations in Manchester, WeWork is a coworking space which offers a range of spaces, offices and even floors depending on the size of your business and team.
Fitted to your needs and available in over thirty-seven countries, WeWork has a global reach and a unique international status. Check out their website here!
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7) Department coworking space
With flexible memberships and solutions to suit your business team, Department is a coworking space like no other. Their beautiful state of the art film production studios, club house, fitness and wellness programmes as well as their tv studio and garage provide everything you need and more.
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Whether you are after excellent gym facilities, break out spaces and event and marketing events, Department offers an array of different rooms so that you can be sure you’ll get the most out of your working day. For more information, check out their website here.
So whether you’re new to Manchester, or perhaps you were born and bred here, be sure to check out our top five coworking spaces found in Manchester city centre. Given this last year we’ve spent more time than ever glued to our phones and laptops, why not make a positive change to your life and job by opting to surround yourself with like minded people in a creative space? You will still have your own freedom and home comforts, but you’ll also be able to make connections. Make those all important personal conversations over a cup of coffee or after work drink (which doesn’t involve Zoom!) and enhance your working environment!
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