Citibase, the flexible officing champion, is continuing its expansion in Manchester with the opening of its third brand new flexible office hub in the area, Citibase Manchester Salford Quays. The centre is set to provide a significant boost to the local economy, with the potential to offer flexible, fully serviced office space for nearly 300 Mancunian entrepreneurs, SMEs and start-ups.
Housed in an entirely refurbished red brick building, Citibase Manchester Salford Quays will provide up to nearly 17,000 sq ft of high quality, flexible space in an excellent location within the Merchants Quay area of Salford Quays. The centre has recently been fully redesigned to offer stylish interiors which are flooded with natural light, while customers will also benefit from high speed broadband, meeting room facilities, 24/7 access, on-site parking and business support services.
The regeneration of Salford Quays has been one of the North West’s most exciting transformation stories, now forming a world-class business, cultural and residential area, with the ongoing expansion of MediaCityUK acting as a driving force behind this. The new centre, housed in CERT Property’s The Junction building, is just two minutes’ walk to Salford Quays Metrolink stop, which provides fast access to Deansgate in Manchester City Centre in under ten minutes. In addition to this, all the shops, restaurants and amenities of Salford Quays are just a pleasant stroll away along the waterfront.
Following the launch of Citibase Manchester Old Trafford in early 2017 and the existing Citibase Manchester office hub located on Princess Street, the opening of Citibase Salford Quays marks the company’s third Manchester location. Citibase’s expanding presence in the city is clear evidence of the rapidly burgeoning demand for flexible workspace in the Manchester area. The latest quarterly Citibase Business Confidence Index also provided hard evidence in this respect, with 72% of respondents from the North West expressing a desire for short term office contracts under three years in length.
Steve Jude, CEO of Citibase, comments: “We are excited to continue our Manchester expansion with the opening of a new centre in the heart of one of Manchester’s most vibrant districts, Salford Quays. Its thriving waterfront location offers everything from restaurants, shopping and sport to history and drama. Thanks to this alluring mixture of excellent transport links and culture, we know this will prove a popular location for businesses both large and small looking for flexible office space.
“We have entered the dawn of a new era where UK businesses do not want to be tied down in the long term. As the flexible workspace revolution gathers momentum, more and more SMEs are waking up to the benefits of flexible space and the agility it affords them, allowing them to focus on what’s really important – running and growing their business.”