Boultbee Brooks signs co-working group Work.Life in Manchester

By Paul Norman - Thursday, February 08, 2018 11:55

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Boultbee Brooks has signed London co-working start-up Work.Life for its first regional scheme, in Manchester.

Boultbee which recently signed Work.Life at The White Building in Reading has signed the group at its Core development on Brown Street in Manchester.

Work.Life launched from a Kier and Investec development in Hammersmith, west London and is now expanding in regional cities.

It has taken 12,540 sqft of ground floor and first floor space on a 10-year lease. The site will be Work.Life’s first in the regions and seventh overall.

Work.Life takes ground floor space in new developments. Tenants include fashion brand Dr. Martens, dating app Grindr, television channel MTV and global accountancy firm EY.

Core is being developed by Boultbee Brooks and is set to open in August of this year.

Work.Life plans to announce a further three sites in 2018 and a regional roll out in 2019.

Boultbee Brooks was advised by OBI and CBRE.

David Kosky, co-founder of Work.Life, said: “We are delighted to have found a partner in BBRE that understands the value that our ground floor strategy can bring to their new developments.

"With some strategic London locations in the pipeline, we feel expanding into the flourishing regional cities was the logical next step for us as they are exciting markets that continue to grow economically and culturally year on year.”

James Whitcher, asset management director at Boultbee Brooks Real Estate, said: “We are very excited to be collaborating with Work.Life again on their first site in Manchester. As a company, they understand the value creation from having an existing, active community within a building that can drive value and lettings. After the unrivalled success of the The White Building in Reading, we thought it made sense to use Work.Life’s unique approach to driving occupancy at Core.”

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