Ducie Street Warehouse might become your new favourite place to work from


Formerly known as Cultureplex, Grade II listed Ducie Street Warehouse opened its doors again at the weekend with with Native’s 166 beautifully-designed apartments available to book once again.

And if you’re looking for a new workspace, it’s just the place, positioning itself as a halfway house between working from home and working in an office – but arguably with better cakes.

The huge ground floor, now known as Ducie Street Warehouse, includes Counter: a beautiful one stop shop, coffee and wine bar and takeaway for residents in the apartments, visitors and the local community, serving hot and cold snacks, great coffee, locally sourced beers, in-house cocktails and Gooey’s delectable cookies and brioche donuts.

This new grab and go offer can be taken away, enjoyed on the outdoor terrace or on one of the many tables available in the Lounge.

The space is also an inviting new haven for those looking to ease their way back into working in the city centre.

The perfect halfway house between working from home and working in an office, WORK at Ducie Street Warehouse is offering a relaxed, comfortable co-working space, with food and drink available from Counter, and a plethora of workspaces to choose from.

People will be able to purchase a weekly pass for £50 per person, which will include a £10 credit per day to use at Counter, or a daily pass for £12 (including a £10 credit for Counter.)

Anyone with a pass will have access to bottomless filter coffee/tea/water included.

“We have such incredible space available to us on the ground floor and have been working hard over the last few months to create a place for Manchester to ease back into work and fun,” says Jacqui Griffiths, general manager at Ducie Street Warehouse.

“We see Counter as a real hub, offering everything from pastries and juice in the morning to mezze boxes and cocktails in the afternoon. It’s an ideal place to drop in and pick something up whether you’re staying in one of our apartments and want to eat in, meeting friends on our terrace for a catch up and a bottle of wine or dropping by on your way home to grab a house-made meal kit for dinner.

“We had a lot of people who used the ground floor space to work from prior to lockdown and we wanted to give this usage a bit more of an identity and create an offer to suit those who want to work from town but don’t have an office to do so.

“There’s always been such a lovely atmosphere in the Lounge and we’re confident people will benefit from the flexibility of this offer in a home from home environment.

“We’ve spent a lot of time preparing for reopening, deep cleaning the apartments and implementing social distancing, health and safety guidelines for service and food prep so that people can visit Ducie Street with confidence and make the most of the offer we have here.

“When we’re in a position to do so, we will also reintroduce our cultural events calendar, workshops and DJs and reopen the cinema. There’s a lot to look forward to and we can’t wait to welcome people back!”

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