Bold to unveil vibrant Manchester “Space-as-a-Service” community
Bold's "Space-as-a-Service” brand will open its first Manchester workspace community in January, in Orchard Street’s Bauhaus building in the heart of Manchester’s popular Spinningfields area.
Totalling 13,731 sq ft, the beautifully designed new space will provide entrepreneurs, creatives and SMEs the environment they need to flourish with flexible memberships, private spaces, communal areas and events that foster collaboration. There will also be a café serving Bold’s proprietary coffee and tea blends, as well as access to capital, advice and mentoring.
Founded by American entrepreneur Caleb Parker, and ex-TransferGo Marketing Director, Magnus Olby, Bold operates a management agreement commercial model that enables asset owners to benefit directly from the growth in demand for Space-as-a-Service.
Bold forms a key part of Space-as-a-Service operator NewFlex’s multi-brand portfolio. With 1 million plus sq ft under management, NewFlex delivers and manages a range of branded flexible office solutions for every type of location and occupier. These include Citibase, Serendipity Labs, Bold and easyHub as well as a number of white label solutions created specifically for developers and asset owners.
Caleb Parker, founder of Bold, comments: “This is a key step in Bold’s journey as we engage with Manchester’s thriving creative and SME scene. We’re excited to offer more flexibility and freedom to help more entrepreneurs follow their dreams, connect and grow their business within this coveted inner city community.”
“For landlords and developers, Bold can complement leasing strategies and help squeeze new value out of real estate assets aligned to the new working world.”
Steve Jude, CEO of NewFlex, comments: “The pandemic has accelerated flexible working trends, with the conventional 9-5 week in the office becoming a distant memory for many people. We’re delighted to partner with Orchard Street on its newly repurposed flagship Bauhaus asset. Bold will provide an exciting hybrid solution for fast growing SMEs and entrepreneurs who crave flexibility within a highly desirable city-centre location amongst other likeminded businesses and individuals.”
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