Ziferblat has opened a new branch in the heart of Manchester’s thriving student area.
The pay-per minute co-working, meeting and event space launched another venue in the city this month, at Tresco House, 149-153 Oxford Road.
The comfy sitting room and meeting room space takes up the whole of the first floor and offers guests a space where they can work, study, relax, hold a meeting or workshop, hold events, make new friends, read a book or just chat to the person next to them.
From the time you sign in, to the time you leave, the cost is just 8 pence per person per minute. No minimum charge, no membership or contract and after 4 hours they stop charging! Everything is free except the time you spend! What’s more students benefit from a 25% discount to 6p.
Gareth Harold, Head of Operations of Ziferblat UK and Ireland, said opening on Oxford Road was the natural ‘next step’.
“Ziferblat Oxford Road is a unique offering to the hub of students, faculty, businesses and hospitals in one of Manchester’s most bustling areas and really complements the branches in the other parts of the city,” said Gareth.
“We believe this Ziferblat will be instrumental in fostering community connections, in the same way all the other Ziferblats continue to do.”
Manchester is now home to three Ziferblats: one housed in the Northern Quarter on the 1st floor at 23 Edge Street, a meeting room only venue in Oxford Court, next to Manchester Central, and now the 1st floor of Tresco House at 149-153 Oxford Road.
Ziferblat Oxford Road – based a stone’s throw from All Saints Park, Manchester Aquatics Centre and a variety of bars, cafes, restaurants and the campus of Manchester Metropolitan and University of Manchester buildings – is open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 10pm on weekends.
Gareth added: “Look out for the clock face sign outside the door. Our hosts encourage our guests to treat the space like home. It feels like a giant apartment rather than a work space or a café. Feel free to kick your shoes off and get comfy. There’s unlimited free food and drinks including 23 different types of tea, special Ziferblend Fairtrade organic coffee, vegan and vegetarian goodies, a selection of soft drinks, breakfast, pastries, toasties, sweet treats, salads and most importantly – super fast Wi-Fi.
“People can hire the meeting rooms, book the venue for events, use the space to co-work or just enjoy the sitting room at their leisure. We are so excited to be able to contribute to the community in this part of town.”