As Manchester businesses start to return to work, flexible modern office space is more valuable than ever.
Post-COVID, Origin is proving to be a popular option for businesses wanting to move in the city centre.
The self-contained offices on Spring Gardens provide a space for companies to make their own, whilst the building offers amenities including a rooftop garden and basement gym.
The Club on the ground floor has hot-desking stations, meeting rooms and informal meeting space available to use, free of charge, which means occupiers don’t need to fit their offices with meeting space and have the option to break-out, if needed.
Two more new Manchester occupiers have just moved into the 5th floor space, with more in the pipeline.
Architectural visualisation agency, Our Studio, have just signed a new lease at Origin. They viewed the building earlier this year, and say a global pandemic didn’t stop them from moving into their dream office.
“We looked at a few spaces initially, but none of them ticked the box like Origin did,” says , co-founder and managing director Sam Crothers.
“We love the contrast of the Victorian building with a smart, contemporary interior fit-out and having windows running down both sides of our office providing natural ventilation has become an important feature too.
“During lockdown there was a moment when we wondered if we needed an office, but now we’re in, we realise the importance of face to face meetings to grow the team, collaborate and knowledge share.
“We’ve already taken advantage of the roof terrace and the team are looking forward to using the gym once they’re settled back in.”
The building has 22 suites from 1,000 sq ft – 3,000 sq ft spread across six floors, with a stylish interior inspired by the roaring thirties, which is making it a popular choice for businesses.
“Origin is a unique offering for Manchester, and it shows by the level of interest we’ve had since the building launched” says Amelia Barrett, director of Sixteen Real Estate.
“Despite COVID, we’ve been receiving plenty of enquiries and only have a few spaces left to let now.”