It’s a media, tech and creative cluster designed to connect people and businesses, encourage collaboration, and create success through expert place-making. Enterprise City provides a series of tech-driven and creative buildings where modern industry can flourish by focusing on digital skills, exemplary talent, new technologies and global communication. Since its inception, Enterprise City has become an international brand and a renowned place for innovators, creators and makers; trailblazers, pioneers and leaders. It’s already home to a range of organisations from world leading technology companies to highly successful creative start-ups and media production studios.
Enterprise City and the wider St. John’s neighbourhood has always set out to provide rich human experiences for the city. The vision has always been to provide a place that grows organically over time and is about the collective rather than the singular experience. Enterprise City is now a true place of experience that has come to life. It’s now a real live tangible place that is characterised by the St. John’s EXPERIENCE pillars: Enterprise, Culture and Living. Enterprise City is taking shape and already has so much to offer, everything you need for work, rest and play. Everything you need to thrive in today’s modern age. Once complete Enterprise City will be one of the most concentrated city centre hubs for digital, creative and media businesses in Europe, delivering strong growth in high-value employment.
The concept of a single community where businesses can co-locate has quickly established itself in Enterprise City, generating unprecedented deals for new workspace from the likes of tech giants Booking.com, international advertising agency WPP, and media production company The Farm Group. In addition, leading leisure and hospitality group, Soho House, are delivering a new bespoke hotel and diner concept in the Granada HQ building.
Enterprise City is shaping the future economy of Manchester and the UK, supporting innovation, growth and creativity. Through our enterprise strategy we want to attract more major global players in the tech, media and creative industries, as well as help to foster growth in the next generation of businesses by helping start-ups, scale-ups and supporting new talent.
Clusters do not simply appear; they evolve and develop where an environment enables activity to thrive. Enterprise City provides the opportunity for like-minded companies to gravitate together thanks to shared needs, as a result greater revenue gets poured into the local area with new skilled workers coming together to drive expertise and innovation.
Allied London understand this principle and have researched and experienced it first-hand; they have experimented through their property development and operational activity; and above all have created Enterprise City with a clear, unwavering vision to support media, tech and creative businesses.
Enterprise City’s success utilises the crucial link between placemaking and successful business; these core elements are at the very heart of this new cluster. People and businesses truly make a place, and Enterprise City provides the diverse offer to enable leading-edge anchor institutions and corporate companies to cluster and connect with scale-ups, start-ups and entrepreneurs.
This in itself is mutually beneficial to all businesses, it’s not just the small businesses that reap the benefits, larger corporates can harness localised talent and skills that comes from clustering with like-minded companies
For the cluster of businesses to thrive and grow they need the right conditions and up-to-date infrastructure – Enterprise City provides this. Networks and face-to-face communications are important aspects of the enterprise environment, they are essential to creating and maintaining the successful digital, technology and media clusters of the 21st Century.
We are an award-winning UK company focused on a simple single vision – to create inspiring places that dynamically change the ways in which we work and live in Britain. With energy and dedication, we devise, design and deliver landmark mixed-use real estate developments, buildings and concepts in London, Manchester and Leeds. With three offices in three key cities we have a strong, dynamic team with diverse and creative experience in the business of property, finance, design, marketing and the arts. We believe that in order to deliver major positive change to a city environment, you first need to understand the fundamental values of a city.
We dedicate time and resource to nurturing relationships across these great places to ensure that our projects are refreshing, innovative and above all, relevant.
We believe wholeheartedly in the art of collaboration. In 2016 alone we welcomed prestigious tenants across a wide range of sectors and buildings, from legal firms, Squire Patton Boggs and Browne Jacobson at No.1 Spinningfields, to hospitality icons, D&D London, Drake & Morgan and The Ivy to our Spinningfields estate alongside digital and media powerhouses NCC Group, Global Radio, MediaCom and The Farm Group.
In Leeds, a number of creative and media tenants have flocked to Leeds Dock, including marketing and PR agencies, Isee PR, Ilk, Hatch and Frist 10, coffee brewers North Star and America’s largest sports data company, Stats – all who join Sky’s digital and technology services division on site. Enterprise City is the culmination of a journey for Allied London, our concept is grounded in experience and research, drawing on a range of tenants and successes. Nothing about Enterprise City is homogenous, every building and every space is capable of being unique, whether it be a start-up or a multinational corporation, every business will find a space they want to be in and this is why the Allied London offer is so exclusive to the Manchester market.