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A Guide to Opening an Office in Manchester

This is a directory of resources that will be useful when opening an office in Manchester – providing contact information for anything from recruitment agencies and solicitors to the local authority, delis to yoga classes, there is information on public transport, who to follow to find out about events and special offers, where to go for a pint after work, and much more…

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So, why choose to open an office in Manchester?

Hailed by many as the UK’s 2nd city (and by many as the 1st!), it was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution and today is home to Silicon Valley giants such as Amazon and Google.

It has a population of just over 530,000 and lies within the UK’s 2nd most populous urban area. Further general information, the history and economy of Manchester and its office space market can be found in this Manchester Office Space Guide.

The city was recently named one of the most innovative cities in the world. Its growing status as the UK’s hotbed for innovation has seen it become a destination of choice for life sciences, digital development, financial services, manufacturing and education. It has attracted many national brands as well as international brands due to continued trade partnerships with countries including India, China and the UAE.

If you and your business are considering opening an office in Manchester city centre then you will likely also be considering what types of business space options there are, you may be currently researching the office rental costs, who the incumbent occupiers in various areas are, you may also be researching what the transport links are like and what local amenities and services are available to you, your employees, visitors and clients alike.

We have, therefore, compiled this resource that covers all of the above and more, and we will be refreshing it so bookmarking it will keep you abreast of the latest additions and edits.

If you would like any assistance in searching for office spaces for rent in Manchester, we provide a FREE office space finding service.

You can view examples and rental costs of flexible office space options in various parts of Manchester below:

Office Space in Manchester

Office Space in Spinningfields 

Office Space in Manchester Piccadilly

Office Space on Deansgate

Office Space in the Northern Quarter and Ancoats

Office Space in NOMA Manchester

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We work with the majority of serviced office providers in Manchester as well as co-working space providers and managed office operators.

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Information for Manchester Office Space Occupiers

Postcodes Areas

Office space to rent in Manchester’s city centre is located in the following postcode areas M1, M2, M3, M4, M14 and M15. We have compiled a list of Greater Manchester postcode areas here for further information.

Office Occupiers in Manchester

RBS, 1 Hardman Blvd, Manchester M3 3AQ

Booking Go, 35 Fountain St, Manchester M2 2AN

Deloitte, 2 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF

Auto Trader, One First Street, 1 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester M15 4FN

Bank of New York Mellon, One Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M1 1RG

Barclays, 4 Piccadilly Place, Piccadilly, Manchester M1 3BN

The Co-Operative Group, 1 Angel Square, Manchester M60 0AG

Gazprom, 8 First St, Manchester M15 4RP

Google, Peter House, Oxford St, Manchester M1 5AN

National Car Parks, N M L House, High Street, Manchester, M4 1AZ

Network Rail, Square One, 4 Travis St, Manchester M1 2NY

Iconic Buildings and Landmarks in Manchester

Manchester has a vast array of iconic buildings and landmarks, fantastic remnants of post-industrial revolution design, and a wide range of 19th and early 20th-century architectural styles including Palazzo, Neo-Gothic, Venetian Gothic, Edwardian Baroque, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the Neo-Classical. There are several examples of modernist and new-Millenium architecture, too.

Below, we have listed some of our favourites:

Manchester Reform Club, 81 King St, Manchester M2 4NH

City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, New York St, Manchester M1 4BT

The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH

Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Greater Manchester, M60 9DJ

The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS

Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB

Manchester Cathedral, Victoria St, Manchester M3 1SX

Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Corporation Street, Manchester M4 3BG

Shambles Square, 2 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW

Manchester Central Convention Centre, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX

Deansgate Station, Manchester M15 4GB

Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR

Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD

St James Building, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EJ

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley St, Manchester M2 3JL

Ex-Midland Bank on King Street, 100 King St, Manchester M2 4WU

The Express Building, Great Ancoats St, Manchester M4 5DE

Sunlight House, Little Quay St, Manchester M3 3LU

CIS Tower, Miller Street, M4 4AH

One Angel Square (NOMA), Manchester M60 0AG

Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN

No.1 Deansgate, M3 1AZ

Flexible Office Space Providers in Manchester City Centre

Manchester’s flexible workspace market is growing rapidly and there are many examples of local, national and international workspace providers operating in the city.

Flexible workspace rental costs in Manchester city centre

There is a wide range of stock in Manchester ranging from converted lofts to corporate headquarters-style office buildings so there is a range of prices to suit most budgets.

There is a variety of pricing structures too from pay-per-minute co-working spaces to managed office space options.

There are 33 flex space providers in Manchester offering a diverse range of workspace options. All of them are profiled in this directory.

Office and Workspace Management Related Services

Recruitment Agencies

Digital Gurus, Tootal House, 19 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 1FB

Hexa Services, Deva Centre, 1 The Cottages, Trinity Way, Manchester M3 7BE

NES Global Talent, Station House, Stamford New Rd, Altrincham WA14 1EP

Bedenoch and Clark, 57 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 2BY

Morgan Hunt, Acresfield, 3, 8 Exchange St, Manchester M2 7HA

Accountancy Services Firms

Beever and Struthers, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, St Georges House, 215 Chester Rd, Manchester M15 4JE

UHY Hacker Young, St James’s Bldg 79 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6HT

Mitchell Charlesworth Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, 129 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WR

Braant Accountants and Bookkeepers, 231-233 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4AN

KPMG, 1 St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 3AE

Solicitors and Law Firms

Stripes Solicitors, St Georges House, 56 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NQ

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, One St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 3AF

Ralli Solicitors LLP, Greg’s Building, 1 Booth St, Manchester M2 4DU

Brabners, 55 King St, Manchester M2 4LQ

Pannone Corporate, 378-380 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LY

Printing and Copying

Minuteman Press, 27A Hilton St, Manchester M1 1EL

Final Print, Registered Address: 94, 96 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HL

Print Chain, Barlow House, 4 Minshull St, Manchester M1 3DZ

Aspire Print, HQ Building, 2 Atherton Street, Old Granada Studio, Manchester M3 3GS

Manchester Printing, 45 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW

Stationery and Printing Supplies

Octopus Office Products, 40 Princess St, Manchester M1 6DE

Cass Art, 55-57 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JR

Ryman Stationery, 6 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5GA

WHSmith, 33 Market St, Arndale, Manchester M1 1WR

Courier Services

Xen Courier Limited, 120-122 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HL

The Courier Company, 10th Floor, 3 Hardman St, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF

Greenlight Couriers, 142 Chapel St, Manchester M3 6AF

Mail Box Express, 85 Hewitt St, Manchester M15 4GB

Amazon Pick up

BRAVE – Manchester Arndale, Dantzic St entrance, Manchester M4 3AQ

ORANGE – Wright Robinson Hall, University, Altrincham St, Manchester M1 7JA

GARLIC – Co-Op Food, 38 High St, Manchester M4 1QB

Post Office

Spring Gardens Post Office, 26 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 1BB

Piccadilly Plaza Post Office, Plaza, Piccadilly, Portland St, Manchester M1 4AL

Deansgate Post Office, 109 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BQ

Arndale Post Office, Unit GG, Manchester M4 3AG


Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square,

Business Section, City Library,  Albert Square, Town Hall Extension, Manchester M2 5DB

The Portico Library, 57 Mosley St, Manchester M2 3HY

Main Library, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PP

Courses and Night Schools

The Manchester College, St Johns Centre, Quay St, Manchester M3 3BE

Instituto Cervantes (Spanish Courses), 326-330 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4FN

Cactus Language Courses Manchester, St Margarets Chambers, 5 Newton St, Manchester M1 1HL

LSBF (Business & Finance Courses), Linley House, Dickinson St, Manchester M1 4LF

Local Authority

Manchester City Council, Town Hall Extension, Mount Street Entrance, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB


Greater Manchester Police, Headquarter Offices, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester M40 5BP

Health and Well Being


City Healthcare, 32 Market Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 1PL


Train CrossFit, 6 Arundel St, Manchester M15 4JZ

The Y Club, Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4JR

SportsDirect Fitness, 7-8, 55 King St, Manchester M2 4LQ

The Gym, Great Northern Warehouse, 253 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN

Pure Gym Spinningfields, 3 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF

Anytime Fitness, Unit 4A, Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN

Spin Classes

Core Health and Fitness Classes, 51 Church St, Manchester M4 1PD


Manchester Aquatics Centre, 2 Booth St E, Manchester M13 9SS

The Y Club, Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4JR

Park Inn by Radisson, 4 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester M4 4EW

Bannatyne Health Club, Sunlight House, Quay St, Manchester M3 3JU

Squash Courts

The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS

Yoga and Pilates

The Life Centre, 293A Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EW

Space at the Mill, Wellington Mill, Duke St, Manchester M3 4NF

AYM Loft Studio, 38 King St W, Manchester M3 2WZ


35-37, Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA


Kadampa Meditation Centre Manchester, 125 Portland St, Manchester M1 4QD

Manchester Buddhist Centre, 16-20 Turner St, Manchester M4 1DZ

Inner Space, 14 Byrom St, Manchester M3 4PP

Creche and Childcare

Paint Pots Nursery, Bracken House, Charles Street, Manchester M1 7BD

Bright Horizons, The Green Bldg, Manchester M1 5BG

The Barkside,  Richmond House, Travis St, Manchester M1 2NG


Manchester has a buzzing entertainment scene covering a wide and deep art and cultural spectrum. From small intimate gig venues to international festivals such as the Manchester International Festivals (MIF), it is impossible to list everything that goes on to entertain its citizens and visitors.

Some of the best ways to keep an eye on what’s on to look up the following Twitter handles:  @visit_mcr@visit_mcr and @CityLifeManc

Night Clubs

Mint Lounge,  46-50 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE

Panacea, 14 John Dalton St, Manchester M2 6JR

MOJOs, 59A Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BQ

Galleries and Museums

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley St, Manchester M2 3JL

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP

Museum of Manchester,  University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL

National Football Museum, Urbis Building Cathedral Gardens, Todd St, Manchester M4 3BG

Theatre and Entertainment Venues

Manchester Apollo, Stockport Rd, Manchester M12 6AP

Manchester Arena, Victoria Station Approach, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1AR

Manchester Academy, Manchester University Students Union, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PR

Comedy Clubs

Frog and Bucket, 102 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LJ

The Comedy Store, Deansgate Locks, Whitworth St W, Manchester M1 5LH


HOME Manchester, 2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester M15 4FN

Everyman Manchester St. John’s, ABC Building, 23 Quay St, Manchester M3 4AS

Odeon, Great Northern, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN

Vue Cinema, The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS

Business Travel Accommodation


Hotel Gotham, 100 King St, Manchester M2 4WU

The Edwardian, Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP

The Midland, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS

Abode, 107 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2DB

The Lowry, 50 Dearmans Pl, Salford M3 5LH

Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water St, Manchester M3 4JQ

Hilton Manchester Deansgate, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ

Premier Inn Manchester City Centre West, Irwell St, Salford M3 5EN

Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport, Manchester M90 3RA


In 2022, there were 300+ AirBnB options in Manchester ranging from single-room apartments to narrowboats in Castlefield.

Food Shops, Coffee Shops, Bars, Restaurants

Coffee Shops & Tea Shops

Foundation Coffee, Sevendale House, Lever St, Manchester M1 1JB

Moose Coffee, York House, 20 York St, Manchester M2 3BB

Grindsmith, 62 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BW

Proper Tea, 10 Cateaton St, Manchester M3 1SQ

Food Shops, Sandwich Shops and Delis

Katsouris, 113 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BQ

Philpotts, 2 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF

The Eighth Day, 111 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 7DU

Restaurants and Eateries

Mana, 42 Blossom Street, M4 6BF

El Rincon, 244 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4BQ

Bem Brasil, King St W, Manchester M3 2GQ

San Carlo, 40-42 King St W, Manchester M3 2WY

James Martin, 2 Watson St, Manchester M3 4LP

The French, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS

Hawksmoor, 184-186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB

Gaucho, 2A St Mary’s St, Manchester M3 2LB

Rosso, 43 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 2BG

Australisia, 1 The Avenue, Deansgate, Manchester M3 3AP

Tattu, 3 Hardman Square, Gartside St, Manchester M3 3EB

Iberica, Spinningfields Square, 14-15 The Avenue, Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF

Barburrito, 1a Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1RG

Byron, One Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M1 1RG

Pot Kettle Black, 1 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3EB

Bars and Pubs

Dukes 92, 18 – 25 Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ

The Britons Protection, 50 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester M1 5LE

The Wharf, 6 Slate Wharf, Manchester M15 4ST

Grand Pacific, 50 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 1EN

The Alchemist, 1 New York Street, Manchester M1 4HD

Manchester House, Tower 12, Bridge Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3BZ

All Bar One, 73-79 King St, Manchester M2 4NG

Cloud 23, Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ

The Refinery, XYZ Building, 1 Hardman Blvd, Manchester M3 3AQ

Rain Bar, 80 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester M1 5JG

The Oast House, Crown Square, The Avenue Courtyard, Manchester M3 3AY

Travel and Transport


The train stations that serve the Manchester city centre are listed below. There are train services that run from Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly through South Manchester to Manchester Airport which take approximately 20 minutes.

Train Stations     

Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester M60 7RA

Manchester Victoria, Manchester M3 1NY

Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M1 6FU

Deansgate Station, Manchester M15 4GB

Salford Central, New Bailey Street, SALFORD, Greater Manchester, M3 5ET


The tram service is run by Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) and connects the city centre with Greater Manchester. Tram routes and stops can be seen in the image below:

Bus Information

There are over 600 bus routes that serve Greater Manchester and over 12,000 bus stops, with over 120 of those being located throughout Manchester city centre. The boundary map of the bus network is shown in the image below.

There is a free bus service in Manchester city centre with three routes linking the city’s major thoroughfares and stations with its main commercial, financial and cultural districts. The routes can be seen in the image below:


There are Cycle Hubs in Manchester that provide secure parking for your bicycle. Some also have showers and lockers. Membership fees apply.

Salford Central Cycle Hub, Salford Central Station, New Bailey Street, M3 5ET

Oxford Road Cycle Hub, Oxford Road Rail Station, Station Approach, M1 6FU

City Tower Cycle Hub, Basement of City Tower, Piccadilly Gardens M1 4BT

Car Hire

Enterprise Car Club (Pay by the Hour) Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5ND

SIXT Car Hire, 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN

Hertz, Long stay Carpark, Boad St, Manchester M1 2RP

Virtuo (Pay by the Hour) Q-Park Piccadilly Place Car Park, Whitworth St, Manchester M1 3BN., Sunlight House, Quay St, Manchester M3 3LU

Supercar Hire, 53 Fountain St, Manchester M2 2AN

(Multiple Providers) Car Rental Village, Manchester Airport, Manchester M22 5WH

Car Parking

NCP, Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3GX

Q-Park, 75 St James St, Manchester M1 4BP

NCP, Piccadilly, Chatham St, Manchester M1 3AY

Q-Park, Anne Horniman St, Manchester M15 4FN

NCP, New Quay St, Manchester M3 3BE

Deansgate Car Park, 24 Bridgewater St, Manchester M3 4NH

NCP, Chorlton St, Manchester M1 3FY

Castlefield Car Park, Dawson St, Manchester M15 4NU

Nearest Airports and Air Travel

Manchester Airport, M90 1QX

Falcona Private Jets, Fairey’s Way, Hangar 7, Manchester Airport, Manchester M90 5NE

PremiAir Terminal, 2 Wilmslow Old Road, Manchester WA15 8XQ

Helicentre Manchester, City Airport, Eccles M30 7SA

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Office Space in Manchester

Office Space in Spinningfields 

Office Space in Manchester Piccadilly

Office Space on Deansgate

Office Space in the Northern Quarter and Ancoats

Office Space in NOMA Manchester

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