All Work & Social Manchester Building, Granada Studios workspace, English Architecture Images

Bonded Warehouse, Enterprise City

27 Jan 2020

Bonded Warehouse Manchester

Iconic 1800s Manchester warehouse opens its doors to ambitious entrepreneurs and SMEs, in the new Enterprise City district

  • Bonded Warehouse will be managed by All Work & Social, the collaborative work and social spaces division of Allied London
  • The Exchange programme will also be based in the historic building, and support entrepreneurs as they launch their tech start-up at Enterprise City

Bonded Warehouse, the latest space within Enterprise City, a 2 million square foot (sq ft) tech, media and cultural cluster, has opened its doors to small and medium sized businesses.

Bonded Warehouse, Enterprise City, Manchester

The iconic 1800s warehouse is situated within the original Granada Studios estate, in the heart of Manchester city centre, and has been redesigned and reconfigured. It now houses 10,000 sq ft of studio workspace, 66,580 sq ft of workspace and 12,760 sq ft of retail and leisure space, to provide everything needed for modern business.

The building, which was constructed in the 1860s, will contain bespoke workspaces and social spaces on every floor, a space for wellness and fitness, a brewery and tap room, Halcyon gin bar by Manchester gin distillers, Zymurgorium, and Bonded Social, an all-day/night coffee lounge for working and socialising.

Bonded Warehouse will also be home to Exchange, a revolutionary new digital and technology programme for the UK’s next best start-ups, delivered in collaboration with Tech Nation. Its mission is to support 2,000 ambitious individuals within the tech sector, over a 15 year period. Exchange is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), and supported by Manchester City Council (MCC).

Bonded Warehouse is managed by All Work & Social, the work and social spaces division of the Allied London portfolio, and aims to create the ultimate blend of community, commerce and collaboration between its six levels of workspaces, studios, retail spaces and tailored event spaces.

Bonded Warehouse encourages its members to socialise and work together, in order to foster opportunities for growth and expansion, within its unique and inspiring atmosphere, as Enterprise City creates the future of modern industry.

Bonded Warehouse, Enterprise City, Manchester interior

Tanya Grady, Head of Partnerships at Enterprise City, said: “The launch of Bonded Warehouse is the latest in a series of exciting developments for the Enterprise City district. Our vision is to create a new tech, cultural and media cluster in the heart of Manchester city centre, combining all the elements that a modern business, or entrepreneur, needs to establish itself, and scale.

“The new workspace and leisure destination will be a vibrant ecosystem for contemporary commerce, and includes space for work, collaboration, learning, wellbeing, fitness and socialising. It is the latest piece of the cluster to open for business, as we continue to create an investable city in the heart of Manchester. We are also continuing to nurture start-ups and foster entrepreneurialism at all levels by launching Exchange, a unique DCMS funded programme, within the tech and digital industry, which will attract innovators, creators and trailblazers.”

All Work & Social Manchester Building, Granada Studios workspace

About Enterprise City

Enterprise City is a new district of Manchester which combines exceptional workspaces, inspiring cultural spaces, and bespoke city centre living to create a place for enterprise, for the future, for making history, and for businesses to grow and root their HQ.

The cluster is a unique place that connects people and businesses, encourages collaboration, and creates success through expert place-making – to inspire, to start and to win.

Designed to be the home and headquarters of global media, tech and creative businesses, Enterprise City has a diverse range of spaces and infrastructure to accommodate a range of growing start-ups, independents, SMEs and leading global brands.

Enterprise City is spearheaded by Allied London, an award-winning property development and investment company. The cluster of modern industry comprises of: The Factory, The ABC Buildings, The Northlight, Granada HQ, Nickel & Dime, Manchester Studio, Manchester Goods Yard, Campfield Yard, Globe & Simpson and Bonded Warehouse.

For more information about Enterprise City and to find out how businesses can join its roster of global organisations, visit

About All Work & Social

“Do Work Be Social” – that’s the tagline that encapsulates the ethos of award-winning brand All Work & Social.

The unique concept provides work and social spaces for members in some of the UK’s key cities: Manchester, Leeds and London. Having established XYZ in Spinningfields in 2018, All Work & Social now operates the iconic Bonded Warehouse, as well as the ABC building – which occupies the former Granada Studios plot. Next year will see the opening of Department – a hugely ambitious project taking space in the historic London Road Fire Station – as well as Casino Works in Leeds. London’s first space is soon to follow.

Part of the Allied London business portfolio, All Work & Social was founded in 2015, built around a culture and environment that inspires creativity, harbours new relationships, and nurtures mental and physical wellbeing in order to support business growth. It’s more than just a co-working space. All Work & Social offers places to enjoy a working community and an ecosystem that encourages work to be serious as well as social.

The All Work & Social brand personality is encapsulated within the following five pillars:

  1. Clear
    1. The All Work & Social offering is straight-forward. It offers places to work and be social. It’s everything members need for your daily work life in one place.
  2. Consistent
    1. Each space fosters collaboration, creativity and commercial enterprise – inspiring places that enhance the work/life balance of members.
  3. Committed
    1. All Work & Social is committed to its members, so the culture is fueled by choice and tailored to their needs.
  4. Community
    1. All Work & Social encourages work to be serious as well as social by providing a catered community ecosystem.
  5. Choice
    1. Everything members could need is provided under one roof, with the goal of making the daily work life easier.

With over 20 years of workplace design experience, Allied London knows how to create a workspace concept that works. The company draws on its vast expertise to create the right spaces to support All Work & Social members’ businesses and aide growth. What sets this brand apart from the rest is the focus on community, environment, and the uniqueness of the buildings it operates.

There’s no such thing as one-size-fits all. With spaces facilitating a multitude of sectors, from tech and media to corporate, members of All Work & Social have the chance to flex their entrepreneurial wings whilst rubbing shoulders with international companies like PwC, and more.

With All Work & Social, you’re guaranteed a place within the heart of the city. You only need to experience the space to know that it’s a place you’ll want to be.

It works because it’s a seriously well-designed product that is aimed at the customer. All Work & Social functions to support members’ working lives by offering a modern approach to work and social.

About Exchange

Exchange is a pioneering scheme that provides ambitious tech, media and digital start-up and scale-up companies access to the tools and infrastructure they need to learn and succeed.

In collaboration with its knowledge partner, Tech Nation, Exchange empowers ambitious entrepreneurs to grow smarter through its flexible workspace and syllabus of workshops, up-skill sessions and high-profile speaker events.

Set in the heart of Manchester, and developed by Allied London, an award-winning property development and investment company, Exchange intends to create a collaborative community of like-minded, forward-thinking entrepreneurs and global organisations. Exchange is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), and supported by Manchester City Council (MCC).

For more information about Exchange and to find out how businesses can join its latest cohort of tech entrepreneurs and global organisations, visit

About Allied London:

Allied London is an award-winning UK company focused on creating inspiring places that dynamically change the ways in which we work and live in Britain. With energy and dedication, Allied London devise, design and deliver landmark mixed-use real estate developments, buildings and concepts in London, Manchester and Leeds. Past and current projects include Spinningfields, London Road Fire Station, Leeds Dock, and more. With three offices in three key U.K. cities, Allied has a strong, dynamic team with diverse and creative experience in the business of property, finance, design, marketing and the arts.

About Michael Ingall:

Featured in the Sunday Times Debretts top 500 most influential people, Allied London’s CEO Michael Ingall plays a fundamental role in the nation’s property market and in particular, city centre redevelopment.

Michael Ingall has over 30 years corporate and real estate development experience, and is one of the founders and principal owners of the new Allied London, taking the business private in 2000. With the help of a dedicated and experienced team, Michael has created one of the UK’s most successful private real estate companies.

Michael’s ability to blend vision with technical and financial skills has established Allied London as a leader and authority in the area of complex city centre redevelopment.

Michael is a qualified chartered surveyor and is a Fellow of Royal Institute of British Architects. He has over 60 industry awards and was given the accolade of Developer of the Decade in 2000 by Property Week.

About Tech Nation

Tech Nation is the UK’s leading scaleup network for entrepreneurs. Its mission is to empower tech entrepreneurs to grow faster through knowledge and connections through running growth programs and developing digital entrepreneurship skills through its visa scheme for exceptional talent and through insights from reports, including the annual Tech Nation Report.

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