So what is Enterprise City?

Enterprise City is a distinctive new neighbourhood that has the best of the city centre on its doorstep. Building on the success of Spinningfields, Allied London has created something truly special to give Manchester an inspirational new district of the city, with exceptional workspaces, inspiring cultural spaces, bespoke city centre living and significant
public spaces.

It really can be a significant and important place for modern industry in Manchester and a leader for the UK.


The delivery of Enterprise City has been divided into two phases. Phase one is already underway on site and many of the key buildings are currently being constructed or refurbished, including: Manchester Goods Yard, The Factory, ABC and Granada HQ.

Phase one has already attracted unprecedented commitment from a series of top brands and organisations, including, Soho House Group, Everyman Cinemas, The Farm Group and many others. These organisations have been trailblazers in creating a new enterprise eco-system for the city.

When walking around the site you’ll notice that Enterprise City is already a hive of activity with an array of businesses already based here. Around 50% of phase one is already operational, including the Bonded Warehouse, part of The ABC Buildings and the film and TV studios all up and running.

The second phase is the delivery of the new tech clusters at the gateway to Enterprise City and another creating a bespoke campus at the centre. The new clusters comprise ‘The Northlight’ – an iconic mixed-use tower building; ‘Globe & Simpson’ – WPP’s new home, a modern tech enabled workspace; and ‘Riverside Tower’ – a new workspace building positioned on the bank of the river Irwell; and Enterprise City Campus – a new dedicated workspace campus building adjacent to the Factory.

When you see the development first-hand it’s easy to believe the vision and hype; the fantastic spaces created for businesses to call home, the design and aesthetics, but also the way that they’re carefully planned to create an experience for both employees and visitors alike. This really is a place of great history that’s set to be the future anchor of the city.