- On August 8, 2017
It wasn’t too long ago that businesses all across the country were moving from city centres to out-of-town sites. This trend seemed like it would continue for some time, but now it’s suddenly stopped. Instead, companies are trekking right back into the thick of it – particularly in Manchester. Those businesses that are relocating – whether it’s from suburbs like Chorlton or outsider towns like Warrington – are being enticed by the many benefits on offer. With this in mind, here’s three recent changes that are causing companies to move back into Manchester city centre.
Industry leaders are coming
Forget about London! Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that they were moving 100 staff into a new location on Charlotte Street. The tech giant – which boasts a revenue stream of $85 billion – has set the tone for other companies to follow their lead. It’s clear that Manchester city centre is where the big boys play, so businesses won’t want to miss out on the chance to rub shoulders with the industry leaders.
Transport links promise efficiency
Everyone is well aware of the plans for HS2. While the railway promises to make Manchester a ‘Northern Powerhouse’, other transport links are already strengthening in the city centre. For instance, Metrolink have just announced an Oyster-style travel card – called ‘Get Me There’ – that looks set to make the city’s public transport as efficient as London’s. All in all, it’s becoming more and more easier for staff and clients to get into the city centre.
Space is growing
It’s just been announced that 30 Brown Street is to receive an £8m refurbishment to be turned into offices. It’s the latest example of increased space for businesses looking to come and set up home in Manchester city centre. Luckily, companies that are forced to downsize during the move can store any excess belongings in self-storage units based in the city centre or just a stone’s throw away in Middleton.
It’s the place to be!
Businesses heading back to Manchester city centre should certainly take advantage of our self-storage units. The extra space is perfect for storing items that companies don’t currently have room for but still want to retain.