On 26 April Manchester’s iconic Old Granada Studios hosted the launch event for Enterprise City UK, an ambitious, far-reaching project with the aim of creating a tech and creative hub within Allied London’s St. John’s development.
This innovative hub will be centred around four buildings within the wider St. John’s development: Manchester Goods Yard, Old Granada Studios, the Bonded Warehouse and the 26-storey No. 1 Grape Street.
“We don’t see Enterprise City UK as a property development,” says Allied London chief executive Mike Ingall. “We’re trying to be entrepreneurial providers of infrastructure. To the companies that will be invited here: we won’t sell you out, and we won’t harangue you for rents, rates and service charges.”
Around 50,000 people currently work in the tech and creative industries in Manchester. Mike Ingall believes that Enterprise City could help to double that number, with the 10,000 roles created within the scheme generating thousands more positions throughout the city.
90degrees has been heavily involved with Enterprise City – and the St. John’s development as whole –from its inception, providing branding, design, printed collateral and a bold digital presence enterprisecityuk.com. We’ll be continuing to support the project as it unfolds.