Co-working hub setup by investment firm takes off at Salford Quays

A co-working hub has been established at the Abito building in Salford Quays, by an architect, a forensic accountant and a property fund executive.

The initiative is the brainchild of the partners at investment group Infinity, which is based at the building, with the aim to bring together around a dozen like-minded businesspeople whose activities complement one another.

Infinity, whose partners are Daniel Finestein, Sarah Butler and Phil Vickers, moved to Abito in 2016 from Manchester city centre.

Group business development director Paul Wogan said the co-working model enables tenants to share contacts and business opportunities.

He said: “The Abito building is in an ideal location, in terms of being close to the motorway network and the Metrolink system, with ample parking and with a view of the Quays. It’s close to Manchester city centre yet affords the opportunity to look out over the water with a host of amenities nearby.

“In addition, it is an exciting time for Clippers Quay, with a £100m scheme by residential landlord Grainger under way and plans to construct a 34-storey tower which will be the tallest building at Salford Quays.”

Vickers added: “From a commercial point of view, co-working is cost-effective and offers the potential to win new business by collaborating with the other professionals based here.

“Our goal is for the hub to be a vibrant place where ideas are born and deals are done.”