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 property development and investment company creating truly inspiring places that dynamically change the ways in which we work and live. With energy and dedication, we devise, design and deliver landmark mixed-use developments, buildings and concepts in London, Manchester and Leeds.
CREATING PLACES & EXPERIENCES
We are an integrated team of designers, developers, creatives and strategists supported by a complete network of sister companies that we have formed to support our work delivering impactful projects for communities across the UK.
We have a strong, dynamic team with diverse and creative experience in the businesses of property, finance, design, marketing and the arts. We tackle complex regeneration and restoration projects where we can transform a building or place. We count a number of listed heritage buildings amongst our landmark projects to date.
MAKING GREAT PLACES
We only seek to deliver landmark developments and buildings where we can create or recreate concepts which deliver meaningful stories for people, and where we are able to achieve our overriding objective of making great places.
We invest in our knowledge and skills to ensure we can influence the entire process. This approach has led to an enterprising and thriving business made up of multi-disciplined platforms all serving the creation of great buildings and places.
In an increasingly complex world of technology, with changing habits and varying individual needs, we look ensure that the places we create are always future-proofed to remain relevant, practical, and sustainable, providing tangible benefits to the community.
INVESTMENT & DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS DELIVERING ENTERPRISE CITY
FUNDERS & OWNERS OF ENTERPRISE CITY PHASE ONE
We are a global asset manager that combines our insurance heritage, investment capabilities and sustainability expertise to deliver wealth and retirement outcomes that matter most to investors.
Today’s investors and intermediaries expect more. A better future for all. That’s why we integrate our whole business around them – the outcomes they want, the experience they expect, alongside a company-wide commitment to looking after a planet we all care about.
Delivering investment performance while doing the right thing for our people, communities, and our clients is fundamental to our approach and long-term success. This takes understanding, collaboration and responsible action. It takes Aviva Investors.
Listening to client challenges is the foundation for creating investment portfolios. We skilfully combine our expertise and investment capabilities across asset classes to help us meet client needs.
We connect people, data and perspectives, across asset classes and the globe, to generate new investment ideas. Expertise from over 1,500 people in 14 countries connect seamlessly as one team to deliver the best of our diverse expertise with every investment.
Responsibility is built into everything we do. Doing the right thing for our people, clients and their capital is fundamental to our legacy and long-term success. Acting and investing responsibly makes financial sense and helps create a sustainable future for us all.