This Ancoats-based co-working space is helping budding Manchester businesses to grow and thrive


If you’re involved in Manchester’s business world as a creator, investor or entrepreneur, you’ll undoubtedly know about Huckletree. 

This international company is all about providing workspaces and growth acceleration for innovative businesses and founders, and has a list of success stories as long as your arm, your other arm and both legs put together. 

Their first location in Manchester is in Ancoats – and really, where else could it be? The eyes of the nation, if not the world, are on this small Mancunian district, regularly described as one of the coolest places in the world, with a host of startups making their presence known. 

And Huckletree doesn’t just move into any old building – they pride themselves on choosing unique spaces with tons of local history, meaning they opted for the stunning Grade II listed Express Building on Great Ancoats Street, which dates back to the 1930s. 

One of the city’s most eye-catching structures, the Express Building combines classic industrial design and exposed metal pillars with gleaming glass windows and modernistic rounded corners, to sum up Manchester’s past and present in one state of the art structure. 

It’s the perfect breeding ground for any business looking to make their mark on this great city. 

And that’s exactly what they’ve done, with a whole host of successful companies basing themselves in Huckletree’s new northern home. 

These include Stand4Socks, an ethical company who link purchases of their socks with donations and charity; award-winning web design and SEO company Pixel Kicks; Engine Group, and many more. 

But why did they choose Huckletree – and more to the point, why should you? 

The services on offer here are second to none. For example, you can try out new content in their custom-built podcasting booth, and use the exclusive Huckletree network to connect with other members across the UK and Ireland to bounce ideas around with fellow like-minded creatives and entrepreneurs. 

There’s a live lounge where you can explore Manchester’s world-famous musical history, relax and brainstorm new ideas in Huckletree’s breakout areas, utilise one of the many stylish meeting spaces for those important rendezvous, or check out the weekly events programming ranging from fitness, to networking and night-time art classes.

Huckletree is open to all sizes of startups and new businesses, with the choice of private studios for your team, or a resident desk home in their open-plan shared workspace. 

If you’re determined to shake-up the city with your business ideas you owe it to yourself to surround yourself with people who care as much as you do. Huckletree is all about bringing people together, and there’s no better place in Manchester for it. 

So, if you’re tired of your boxy office on an industrial estate in the middle of nowhere, or simply working from home and looking to make the step up to the next level, and want to make connections with the right kind of people in smart, modern surroundings in one of the important and fastest-growing districts in Europe, look no further than Huckletree Ancoats. 


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