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Allied London reveals first phase of Enterprise City

Allied London announced its updated vision for Enterprise City, based on the significant progress made in just one year, since its initial launch last April. Opening the launch of phase one event at The Bonded Warehouse on 27 June 2018, Chief Executive, Michael Ingall outlined that in 2018, Allied London will open four key operations in Enterprise City, including: The ABC Buildings, The Bonded Warehouse and All Studios, and The Department, a workspace concept operated by All Work & Social. Enterprise City is a cluster for modern industry, which is made up of the tech, media and creative sectors.

Mike Ingall presents Enterprise City vision at the Bonded Warehouse

Michael Ingall said: “Enterprise City will provide infrastructure for disruption; connecting modern industries within a new cluster of creativity, opportunity and innovation. On completion, Enterprise City will create 10,000 jobs in Manchester, promoting diversity in industry and ensuring the city can attract and retain the talent it needs to develop even further.

“Clusters don’t just pop up anywhere, they develop where an environment enables activity to thrive. Enterprise City isn’t being built for one occupier’s requirements, it is driven by the intention to create a wide and diverse series of spaces and facilities that will support modern industries and companies of all sizes, from SME’s through to large-scale growing and expanding businesses. Enterprise City is the right concept, in the right city, at the right time and will enhance Manchester’s deep cultural and creative heritage”.

He concluded: “Manchester’s international future is dependent on developing vital infrastructure and a diversity of spaces. Add to this the important and strongly anticipated Factory at the heart of the plans, and St. John’s is going to be one of those places that will become globally renowned.”

Dutch Uncles playing a set at the bonded warehouse

At the Bonded Warehouse launch event, a series of panel debates followed Mike’s speech, allowing guests to hear from the brands and the operators who will shape the modern industries of media, creative and tech. Panel speakers from leading blue-chip companies, start-ups and creative industries provided food-for-thought in terms of future trends for these industries, the importance of collaboration and community and how these industries will impact the city and its growth.

Beverages were provided by local makers, Ubrew and Zymogorium gin and guests at the event feasted on culinary delights from Beastro. Low Four TV, a recording studio, a venue, a record label and, most excitingly, a television station, all rolled into one, presented a live performance by band Dutch Uncles, showcasing their passion for investing in new music.

Panel debate at Bonded Warehouse event

Enterprise City is located at St. John’s, a new city centre neighbourhood for Manchester and it’s being developed solely for the media, tech and supporting creative industries. The first phase of Enterprise City includes development of The ABC buildings, The Bonded Warehouse and the launch of the operating company, All Studios, which has brought the historic television studios back to life. Allied London’s operational co-work and social space company, All Work & Social launched ‘The Department’ – a new workspace concept based in The Bonded Warehouse, that will be home to Manchester’s tech hub.

Guests mingling at ECUk event

For more details of the inventory at Enterprise City, visit: https://enterprisecityuk.com/

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