We’re growing our Manchester home

Huckletree's Editorial TeamThe Editorial TeamHuckletree8/3/2022

We're taking an extra 11,500 sq ft in the iconic Express Building in the heart of Manchester's Ancoats, where we already have three floors. Our community in the Northern home of creative thinking is thriving, and after opening in autumn 2019, our year-on-year occupancy at Ancoats grew from 24% in June 2020 to 67% in June 2021 and 92% in June 2022. So, it's time to make room.


Already home to visionaries such as community-driven marketplace, Depop, and online food retailer and Musclefood, the extra 11,500 sq ft will not only give these brands the opportunity to scale their teams, it will also invite bold new ecosystem players to join and connect with the community. 


“We are proud that our first expansion announcement of the year is in Manchester, making it now the largest hub in our portfolio. This is not only testament to the strength of the businesses launching or scaling in the Northern region, but it is also a good indication that working dynamically and feeling a part of a wider ecosystem have fast become a norm for Mancunian workers.

Over the last two years we’ve seen that businesses are looking for more than just an affordable alternative to traditional rented office or a break from working from home. Our meticulous approach to sector curation and innovation means that we have the tools, services and the space itself to provide for every business stage, from startups to more established firms, as they navigate the nuances that come with hybrid working and growing a business right now in this economic climate.” - CEO and Co-founder, Gabriela Hersham


“Here at MuscleFood we value our culture at the core of our business and we found a perfect alignment with the values that Huckletree holds dear. Fantastic facilities set within an iconic landmark building in Manchester, we were instantly made to feel right at home by the friendly Huckletree team who go out of their way every day to provide a great member experience.

“We wanted to change how we worked as a team, with a focus on flexible working, and the set up at Huckletree is perfect for this new era. There’s a real buzz of creativity when you walk through the doors with like-minded companies all under one roof, and lots of opportunities for networking and collaboration. And with a host of great member events throughout the month, with an emphasis on wellness, Huckletree excel in providing so much more than just a physical office space.‘’ - Nick Preston, CEO of Musclefood


Due to open in November, we’re touring the space already - get in touch with us.

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