Global community company, WeWork, has officially launched its third location in Manchester with Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, opening its largest space, at Dalton Place.
Between all three locations – No.1 Spinningfields, St. Peter’s Square and Dalton Place – over 2,000 members connect and collaborate on a daily basis. It was also announced that Dalton Place will be home to WeWork Labs, a home for early-stage startups that takes a personalised approach to supporting entrepreneurs.
The new workspaces in Manchester brings the number of WeWork locations to 105 cities and 28 countries around the world. WeWork has a total of over 466,000 WeWork members worldwide.
WeWork’s impact on Manchester: This year, WeWork partnered with HR&A Advisors, an industry-leading economic development and policy-research firm, to track their community’s impact on people and businesses, neighbourhoods, and cities across the world. The research shows that in Manchester, 57% of WeWork members say WeWork has helped their company accelerate its growth and 71% of WeWork members in Manchester did not work in the neighborhood prior to joining WeWork, bringing more activity and spending at local restaurants and shops.
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester says, ‘The values of WeWork are very much aligned with the values of Greater Manchester and I’m pleased to open their third home in the city located at Dalton Place.’
Mathieu Proust, General Manager, WeWork UK & Ireland says, ‘We’re thrilled to have officially marked the opening of our third location in Manchester, Dalton Place. At WeWork, we provide the space, services and tools for a community of over 466,000 global members; we’re providing entrepreneurs and businesses the opportunity to scale, grow and collaborate with like-minded individuals. We’re also happy to announce that we’ve reached 50,000 members across the UK and Ireland – it’s great to see our community continue to grow and thrive.
‘More and more each day, we’re seeing Manchester’s thriving ecosystem come to life in our buildings, where our member companies include UK-based founders as well as major international companies who are able to connect with each other, share ideas and work together. We look forward to welcoming businesses of all sizes, together with local entrepreneurs and large enterprise companies – who make up 40% of WeWork’s global membership – into the space, and into our global community of over 466,000 members.’