Calico, the latest boutique office scheme to hit the Manchester market was launched to Manchester’s office agents this week and is now available for occupation. The 13,000 sq ft beautifully crafted workspace, developed by Bluefig Investments, has suites over seven floors in the heart of Manchester’s business district.
The ground floor concierge reception features exposed brick walls, a communal area to greet guests and modern artwork, including a custom designed welcome desk designed by local artist Liam Hopkins of Lazerian fame.
Spaces available at Calico range from 1,200 sq ft to 12,500 sq ft. A breakout area also features on the fourth floor, leading out onto a communal roof top terrace with stunning views across the city centre.
Faris Mousa, director at Bluefig Investments, said: “We are very excited to launch Calico, it’s a real gem, a much more authentic workplace in what is considered to be a more traditional and commercial area of the city, so it really stands out.
“Our new reception desk proved to be a real talking point at the launch, and I’m not surprised, it was built by robots using 3D printing techniques and it’s a work of art! Like the building, which in the 18th Century was a printing company for the growing textile trade in Manchester, it’s inspired by the past but completely state-of-the-art.”
Andrew Timms, director and head of office agency at Edwards & Co, said: “This is exactly the sort of workspace that businesses are looking for at the moment. As working habits have changed considerably during the pandemic, businesses have been assessing how much space they really need. Occupiers will be able to move straight in to a fully fitted workspace at Calico, as all of the suites will be furnished throughout, and Wi-Fi enabled to ensure they can just plug and play.
“Each of the floors would be perfect for SMEs looking to take their own self-contained spaces, or equally, the whole building would be suitable for single occupancy by a larger organisation that is looking for a stylish, modern space in a highly central location.”
Calico is in an excellent location for commuters and for getting around the city region for meetings, with the Manchester Metrolink on its doorstep and it’s just a short walk to and from Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations.
Edwards and Co are sole agents on the Calico scheme.