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Posted Wednesday 22nd September 2010

In recent years, Manchester has become a beacon for a wide range of businesses seeking to establish a presence in the UK. Attracted by affordable office rental packages, a young and skilled workforce and an established transport system, business premises in Manchester have been snapped up quickly creating a thriving regional business community.

For businesses looking to get in on the action but are in the dark about where to rent office space in Manchester, we have produced a short guide below outlining the four main areas where many businesses choose to base themselves.

City Centre

Encompassing the famous shopping areas of Deansgate and Market Street, the district has been transformed over the last 10 years with millions of pounds worth of investment to create a world class retail, working and leisure environment. With plenty of bars and restaurants on hand, the area is also at the heart of Manchester’s nightlife. The regeneration of Piccadilly Station, The Arndale Centre and Piccadilly Gardens, as well as the ongoing development project at Spinningfields, has attracted businesses including HSBC and the Co-Op to take office space in Manchester City Centre.

Northern Quarter

Once at the heart of the city’s rich cotton production past, the old mills and warehouses that line Oldham Street and Shudehill are now occupied by a varied mix of independent retailers and creative small start up businesses. Residents and business owners in the area are proud of the alternative culture on offer and have been known to rigorously defend and preserve the heritage of the district to encourage innovative industries to prosper.

Manchester Airport

The busiest airport outside of London, businesses premises in the vicinity of the airport are in high demand as you would expect. With over 190 domestic and international routes, as well as excellent transport links on the ground by both Rail and Road into the City Centre (9 miles away) and surrounding cities, organisations with worldwide partnerships and global operations have based themselves on some of the numerous business parks close to the airport.

Outer Suburbs

Towns and districts on the outskirts of the city provide a more affordable alternative for those businesses just starting out or requiring much larger Manchester business premises. Areas including Salford, Trafford, Sale, Stockport and Cheadle Hume are popular amongst businesses with a varied choice of office space options available. All areas mentioned above also benefit from easy access to the M60 motorway which circles Manchester so access should never be an issue.

There are plenty of affordable and favourable Manchester office rental packages now available so why not make your move today?

Abbey Offices have a number of serviced office suites available to rent from their business centre on Fountain Street in the heart of the City Centre. Prices start from as little as £250 per workstation per month.

For further information or to arrange a viewing of our Central Manchester serviced offices, call us or email

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