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Co-working hub takes off at Salford Quays

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A co-working hub has been established at the Abito building in Salford Quays.

An architect, a forensic accountant and a property fund executive have taken space in Abito at Clippers Quay and talks are under way with other parties.

The initiative is the brainchild of the partners at investment group Infinity, which is based at the building.

Their aim is to bring together around a dozen like-minded businesspeople whose activities complement one another.

Infinity, whose partners are Daniel Finestein, Sarah Butler and Phil Vickers, moved to Abito in 2016 from Manchester city centre.

Group business development director Paul Wogan said the co-working model enables tenants to share contacts and business opportunities.

He said: “The Abito building is in an ideal location, in terms of being close to the motorway network and the Metrolink system, with ample parking and with a view of the Quays.

“It’s close to Manchester city centre yet affords the opportunity to look out over the water with a host of amenities nearby.

“In addition, it is an exciting time for Clippers Quay, with a £100m scheme by residential landlord Grainger under way and plans to construct a 34-storey tower which will be the tallest building at Salford Quays.”

Paul added: “From a commercial point of view, co-working is cost-effective and offers the potential to win new business by collaborating with the other professionals based here.

“Our goal is for the hub to be a vibrant place where ideas are born and deals are done.”

Paul said the Abito hub would suit specialists in areas such as financial advice, law and tax, adding that he expects new arrivals in the near future.

Among the facilities are offices, meeting rooms, a breakout area, a kitchen and IT support.

As well as serving as Infinity’s headquarters, Abito houses property sales and lettings agency Beyond Residential and The Buzz Rooms, a bespoke viewing facility for researchers conducting focus groups.