Enterprise City will be a main line corporate partner and build corporate and social community around the Giants, including a Giants-inspired sports tech hub at Exchange Manchester Giants, the professional basketball team, has partnered with Enterprise City as part of its journey to becoming one of Europe’s elite clubs. The Giants have been back in the professional era since 2012 and two years ago moved to their new home stadium at the National Basketball Performance Centre at Belle Vue Sports Village. The team have serious ambitions to enter the European competitions within the next three seasons. Enterprise City will be [...]
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£20m funding boost for city centre project to support Manchester’s economic recovery Manchester City Council has secured almost £20m of funding for a project to transform two dilapidated buildings and three railway arches into spaces for the tech and creative industries. The Culture in the City scheme, which has been awarded £19.8m, is one of the first raft of schemes to be awarded money through the Government’s Levelling Up fund. The project is focused around two different locations in the city centre’s creative district. It will see the Upper and Lower Campfield Market buildings, which are both listed but in need of renovation and refurbishment, brought back into life as an affordable [...]
International Videogame Developer of Star Citizen and Squadron 42 to Open New Manchester Enterprise City Studio in May 2022 MANCHESTER, UK – 10 November 2021 – International independent videogame developer Cloud Imperium Games today announced it will open a new game development studio in Manchester’s Enterprise City district, scheduled for May 2022. The Manchester studio will create more than 700 jobs in the metropolitan area by 2023, and over 1,000 within the next five years. Cloud Imperium Games is a new kind of independent studio dedicated to delivering AAA games outside the established publisher system. Founded in 2012 by renowned [...]
The technology sector accounts for more than a quarter (28%) of jobs in Manchester, according to a new report on jobs and skills in the region. The Jobs & Skills Report 2021, by Tech Nation and Adzuna, found a total of 26,844 new tech openings in Manchester, putting the city second only to the capital in terms of total new openings in 2020 – a 3 percentage point rise on 2019. The average salary for tech roles in Manchester is £37,250, more than a third (37.9%) above the median salary in the city (£27,023), highlighting the sector’s lucrative earning potential [...]
XYZ SOCIAL XYZ Building, Spinningfields, Manchester XYZ SOCIAL IS A NEW CONCEPT SOCIAL SPACE OPERATED BY ALL WORK & SOCIAL AND IS A HYBRID CO-WORK SPACE AND PIZZA, BEER AND COFFEE OFFERING. The space provides a dynamic and animated meeting point on the ground floor of the XYZ Building in Spinningfields. The design carefully strikes a balance between a daytime meeting point and an evening eating and drinking spot. Two separate serveries provide different options: pizza + beer and take-away café. The serveries themselves become sculptural objects in the space thanks to their [...]
XYZ WORK XYZ Building, Spinningfields, Manchester FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF ALLIED LONDON’S XYZ BUILDING THE GROUND AND FIRST FLOOR LEVELS BECAME THE FLAGSHIP SPACE FOR THE NEW ALL WORK & SOCIAL OPERATIONAL CO-WORK CONCEPT. The interior design for the space was based around technology and the building’s unique exposed concrete structure. The decision was taken to house all mechanical and electrical services within a 450mm floor void thus freeing the ceiling of ductwork, fan coil units and cable trays. The result is a continuous exposed concrete soffit that is emphasised through the use of [...]
CROWN SQUARE Spinningfields, Manchester IN 2011 ALLIED LONDON COMPLETED A POP-UP BAR CALLED THE OAST HOUSE WHICH WAS DELIVERED WITH TEMPORARY LANDSCAPING ON WHAT WAS TO BECOME DEVELOPMENT PLOT FOR SPINNINGFIELDS. However, due to the runaway success of the bar operation an application was successfully made to make the structure permanent in 2013. It was then decided that Allied London would revisit the public realm in collaboration with Barcelona based landscape architects: Arriola Fiol. The project sought to dignify the Oast House and anchor it to the surrounding architecture. The new project elevates Crown Square [...]
THE ABC BUILDINGS St. John’s, Manchester ABC IS A VIBRANT MIX OF BUSINESSES AND AMENITIES WITHIN A UNIQUE CLUSTER OF THREE 1960S BUILDINGS LOCATED IN THE NEW ST. JOHN’S DISTRICT OF MANCHESTER.The development of the former offices began in 2017 and looked to introduce retail and leisure use at ground level, refurbish the upper floors as offices, whilst adding new build pavilion structures to the top of each building. The Allied London design studio were involved in the ABC Buildings from the conception of the project, leading on the architectural concept design through the [...]
BONDED WAREHOUSE St. John’s, Manchester DEPARTMENT IS A NEW CONCEPT WORKPLACE BRAND FROM ALL WORK & SOCIAL. ALLIED LONDON COMPLETED THE CAT A REFURBISHMENT OF THE GRADE 2 LISTED BONDED WAREHOUSE IN JUNE 2018 AND PROGRESSED THE CAT B FIT-OUT.Originally constructed in 1869, as a six storey brick warehouse, the new Bonded Warehouse has retained its heritage features, whilst incorporating all requirements for a tech enabled office hub. Through new material interventions and restoration of the industrial fabric, Allied London have carefully crafted an individual workplace aesthetic.The third level floorplate acts as the [...]
HERBAL HOUSE Clerkenwell, London LOCATED IN THE HEART OF CLERKENWELL, HERBAL HOUSE WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT IN 1929 TO HOUSE THE DAILY MIRROR’S FORMER PRINTWORKS AND HAS A LONG HISTORY ASSOCIATED WITH PRINTING, FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY.Allied London’s 2017 refurbishment of the building saw it converted into workspace and the reception design became the Studio’s first formal project.The design takes inspiration from the existing architecture and the previous uses of the building, particularly the iconic photographer Irwin Blumenfeld who was active during the ‘40s and ‘50s and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. The narrative was built around [...]