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The epicentre of the northern business world

Manchester represents the largest UK city region economy outside London, with an economy worth £62.8 billion (GVA). This strength has enabled it to establish an outstanding reputation as a competitive place to do business, boasting a diverse and high-quality portfolio of business properties.

Talent-hungry companies choose to invest in Manchester because of the people that choose to live, work and study here.

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The epicentre of the northern business world

Manchester represents the largest UK city region economy outside London, with an economy worth £62.8 billion (GVA). This strength has enabled it to establish an outstanding reputation as a competitive place to do business, boasting a diverse and high-quality portfolio of business properties. Talent-hungry companies choose to invest in Manchester because of the people that choose to live, work and study here.

With access to 7.2 million people within a one-hour drive and over 100,000 students, Manchester provides companies with unrivalled access to a wealth of talent.

Manchester is a leading European business destination and the most successful UK city for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) outside of London. The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, it continues to be a city which innovates across a variety of sectors. With strengths in cyber security, FinTech, genomics, advanced materials and more, the people here have the skills to drive forward the innovative technologies that are shaping our future.

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Unrivalled amenities and buzzing with life

As you can imagine, Manchester city centre has an abundance of fantastic amenity for the office worker. There’s a vast array of well know high street names for food and drink mixed in with vibrant and quirky independents.

The same goes for other retail outlets, Manchester being one of the best places in the UK for retail shopping. Shopping centres such as Manchester Arndale  as well as high street destinations such as Exchange Square and Market Street offer an unrivalled selection of international brands combined with the best of British at department stores like  Selfridges and Marks and Spencer.

King Street, Spinningfields and New Cathedral Street are home to luxury brands, while The Northern Quarter, is home to countless vintage stores, record shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, and independent retailers.

Manchester is truly an accessible city

Supported by main line and light rail (Metrolink) and the most extensive bus network outside of London, Manchester is well connected. Manchester’s mainline train stations, Piccadilly and Victoria, are both within a 10 minute walk of our office buildings where services run throughout the day to other major cities. Piccadilly Station runs 4 x direct train services to London Euston per hour, reaching the capital in just over 2 hours.

Manchester Airport is just a 20 minute journey away where flights take 30 million passengers to more than 200 destinations worldwide per year.

In addition, Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling plan, proposes a radical investment in cycling infrastructure. The plan would see £1.5bn invested in the Bee Network, 1,800 miles of protected cycling and walking routes over the region. The goal is to create a model which could be replicated across the country.

We have a range of high quality office space available for all sizes of business in Manchester city centre including 55 King Street, Cobden House, Colwyn Chambers and Barlow House. We’re also proud to have Parkway Business Centre, as part of our property portfolio. Parkway is located just 2 miles south of the city centre.

Colwyn Chambers has been a big part of our identity for the last few years and has been an excellent location for our staff and visitors, right in the heart of the city, easy to get to by train, tram and bus, locally and nationally. Remaining in Colwyn Chambers will also keep us close to other professionals in the city and all the good local amenities.

David Roberts, Director SCP Transport Ltd