A string of commercial and creative firms have signed up as the first tenants of a new Manchester co-working campus.
The campus, Use.Space, has unique features including a botanical atrium and film production facilities.
Among the first tenants are Paus.tv, a media start-up for YouTubers, and behavioural science start-up Nudge. From the fashion sector, Little Black Dress and A La Mode have signed up, alongside Image Foundry – a creative agency that produces computer-generated visuals.
Use. Space founder David Walter said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome our first members to our new campus. They are united by a shared sense of flair, imagination and drive. Many co-working spaces can be dominated by a very masculine ethos, but at Use.Space we are making conscious decisions about our curated community to promote inclusivity and diversity with a fair balance where everyone feels welcome.
“Sustainability and wellbeing are key priorities for us too and we are employing biophilic design incorporating elements of nature, plants and the outdoors. Plus, all our cutlery, plates, coffee cups and straws will be 100 per cent plant-based and compostable and we’ll be running regular sustainability activities to inspire our members to ensure we all do our bit for the environment.”
Use.Space is located in Ardwick, which is set to be transformed as part of a £1.1bn regeneration project.