Office Space Location Data: Manchester
Manchester offers a real variety and huge directory of commercial real estate and office space inc sale, leasing, sublet space, managed offices and fully serviced offices (to help with the lingo, for American clients looking for a realty location for their UK HQ / headquarters, a “serviced office” is sometimes called an “executive suite” by realtors in the U.S.).
Many varied rent terms are available and space can be anything from an open-plan empty shell on a traditional leasing / sublease / sublet agreement (generally, leasing / sub-lease / sublet agreements are a long term commitment) up to fully furnished office suites with each workstation (lingo tip: “workstation” is sometimes called “cubicle” space in the U.S.) inc desks, chairs, broadband and telecoms via cat 5 cabling, reception / receptionist and secretary services, cctv security, ad hoc meeting room suites which can be rented by the hour and on-site property management teams to immediately manage all tenant requirements.
Greater Manchester follows London and the West Midlands as the UK’s third largest conurbation and homes circa 2.2 million people and is one of the countries busiest hubs for commerce and business. A huge directory of business organisations chose Manchester office space / realestate as a location for their corporate headquarters as a result of its central location and its fantastic transport links inc the M62 which connects east to west and the M6 which connects north to south. It is also in a convenient location for reaching other major cities inc Liverpool (circa 35 mls), Leeds (circa 45 mls) and Sheffield (circa 40 mls).
Manchester is actually made up of 30 individual districts: Ancoats which is an inner city area, Collyhurst which is 1.5 mls north east of Manchester City Centre, the infamous Moss Side, Ardwick which is approximately 1 mls south east of the City Centre, Crumpsall which is roughly 3 miles north of central Manchester, the predominantly residential Moston, Beswick which sits on the Ashton Canal and the River Medlock, Didsbury which is located on the Wilmslow Road,, Newton Heath which was formerly a farming community, Blackley which is near the River Irk, the popular student area of Fallowfield and Northenden which is roughly 5.2 mls south of Manchester city centre.
The other areas are Bradford which is sometimes called Eastlands, Gorton which homes the Gorton Monastery, Openshaw which is roughly two miles east of Manchester City Centre, Burnage which is bisected by the Kingsway, part of the A34 dual carriageway, Harpurhey with its large daily market, Rusholme which is two miles south of Manchester city centre, Cheetham Hill which is an inner city area, Hulme immediately south of Manchester city centre , Victoria Park which was originally designed by architect Richard Lane in the 1830s, Chorlton-cum-Hardy which is a suburban area, Levenshulme which is located on the A6, Whalley Range which sits about 2 mls south west of Manchester city centre, Chorlton on Medlock which is an inner city area, Longsight which is around 3 mls south of central Manchester, the suburban areas of Withington and Ladybarn, former home of Manchester United football club, Clayton, Miles Platting and Wythenshawe which is Manchester’s largest district .
Manchester is often described as the “capital of the north” and has a varied history inc arts, media and industry, all of which have made it one of the most popular locations for commerce outside of London. The public transport service between Manchester and London is excellent with the journey between Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston now under 2 hours. Many other transport options are available inc Manchester Victoria train station, Manchester Airport (ideal for any visiting Director / executives to land at!) and the Manchester bus and Metroshuttle services which offer flexible, convenient travel throughout the area inc free travel for several Manchester business districts.
Manchester offers a warm reception to visitors and real variety of attractions to keep both your executives and corporate guests entertained inc the many retails stores of the Trafford Centre, Salford Quays, The Printworks and the Northern Quarter. Manchester has a long directory of landmark property too inc the GMEX, Bridgwater Hall, the Manchester Evening News Arena and Beetham Tower, the famous skyscraper which houses luxury apartment homes.