News and views from the British Council for Offices.
18 Nov 2021
Spotlight on Manchester
What better way to celebrate the host city of the upcoming BCO Annual Conference in June 2022, than to take a trip down memory lane and admire a previous BCO National Awards winner based in Manchester?
As we centre our 2022 conference around redressing the role of offices in our lives and shaping how buildings can encourage fresh thinking, looking at one example of an outstanding local office is a perfect way to begin our reflection.
Couchbase, a stunning Grade II listed office in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, once an old loading bay and disused space, is now a unique home to the pioneering tech company. The developers transformed the site through interesting design concepts that made amazing use of the space to meet Couchbase’s office requirements, whilst also celebrating the history of the building.
As the home to many exciting growth enterprises, with brands such as WPP, Booking.com, Boohoo and AO.com continuing to expand their local presence in Manchester, this impressive office is just one of the many modern workspaces popping up across England’s second city.
We look forward to welcoming you to the conference on 14 June 2022 where we will talk about more pioneering office examples like this. Bookings will open in January 2022.