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Empress Business Centre, Manchester

Manchester - Old Trafford

Once the Empress Brewery, the Empress Business Centre in Manchester has been transformed into a modern business environment, providing offices, a coworking space, meeting rooms, workshops, storage units and a mailbox service.

Despite being only ten minutes away from Deansgate and the city centre, we provide a free customer car park and a visitors' car park. Our CCTV system monitors the car parks and entrances and exits to the building, giving you total peace of mind. We use the services of Empress Connect, who have chosen to house their head office at our business centre.

The business centre retains much of its original Victorian character, with vaulted ceilings in some offices and an original wrought-iron staircase. It is managed by our friendly on-site team. Our administrator can provide secretarial support as and when you need it from our central reception on the ground floor. This includes a telephone answering service, photocopying and faxing. 

The reception is open 9am – 5pm, but access is available at all times via our security team. The ground floor is also home to our break-out area, where you can relax and get to know staff from other companies based at the business centre.

One of Bizspace's key benefits is our flexibility. You can opt for licences from 1- 12 months, with instant access and with units ranging from 110 - 4,348 square feet (10 - 403.93 square metres), we can accommodate both small and larger businesses.


The majority of our 56 units in the business centre are offices. Spread over 6 floors, these offices are provided unfurnished, so you can tailor the space to suit your business. If you need more space, you can upgrade to a larger office with no penalties, unlike many other business centres.

Coworking space

The Work Lounge is a newly redecorated coworking space, offering a shared work environment for businesses and individuals who do not need or want to commit to renting their own office. It is open 9am – 5pm and offers a dedicated kitchen, with complimentary hot and cold drinks, separate toilet facilities and large windows letting in plenty of natural light. There is no allocated seating in the Work Lounge; instead you can choose to work at one of our high tables, lounge seating or at our more standard desk space.

We offer two flexible payment options:

  • Pay-as-you-go: £5 per hour, with a daily capped limit of £30. All you need to do is register online and pop in whenever you want to work.
  • Monthly package: £150 a month. 

We also have a number of individual offices within our Manchester coworking space, which are rented on a monthly basis. These offices combine the benefits of the Work Lounge facilities with your own dedicated space. We currently have one office available.

Meeting rooms

 Empress Business Centre has four meeting rooms with the following details:


Capacity & layouts

Price per hour

Price per day

Lower Board Room 




Dawes Suite 




Fulford Suite 




Training Room 

20 £25 £150

What’s included?

  • Wi-Fi
  • Broadband
  • Projector
  • Flipchart
  • Pads & pens

We can also provide unlimited tea / coffee and water for £6 + VAT for every 6 or less attendees, and we can also provide catering if you request it upon booking.

Workshops and storage units

We offer a small number of units that are ideal to be used as workshops or storage units. 

Supporting Macmillan

Products and services

Units available


Where we are and how to find us.

Empress Business Centre

380 Chester Road
Greater Manchester
M16 9EA

Nearest train stations:

  • Deansgate - 0.7 miles
  • Manchester Oxford Road - 1 mile
  • Salford Central - 1.1 miles
  • Manchester United Football Club Halt - 1.2 miles

Located on Chester Road in the old Trafford area to the south-west of Manchester city centre, the Empress Business Centre is well serviced by rail, Metrolink, bus and roads.

  • Road: There is direct access to the M60 via the A56, the M602 is a 7 minutes’ drive away and the M62 is less than 10 minutes away.
  • Rail/Tram: 
    • Deansgate is a 20 minute walk via Whitworth Street, Bridgewater Viaduct, Bridgewater Way and Chester Road, or a 3 minute tram journey (Line A, B, C or E) and an 8 minute walk away, a 6 minute bus journey away (84 or 255) or a 3 minute drive via Deansgate, Bridgewater Way and Chester Road
    • Manchester Oxford road is a nine-minute bus journey (84 or 255) and a five-minute walk away, or a seven-minute drive via Station Approach, Whitworth Street West, Bridgewater Viaduct, Bridgewater Way and Chester Road
    • Salford Central is a 20-minute bus journey (36 for 9 stops and 84 for 11 stops) away, or a seven-7minute drive via Chapel Street, Trinity Way, Bridgewater Way and Chester Road
    • Manchester United Football Club Halt station is a three-minute walk and seven-minute bus journey away (255), or a five-minute drive via Sir Matt Busby Way and Chester Road. 
    • Cornbrook and Trafford Bar tram stations are within a 5 - 10-minute walk, providing fast access to Sale, Altrincham and the city centre.
  • Bus: The business centre is easily accessible using bus numbers:84, 255 and 256


What our tenants say about this space.

We have been customers at Bizspace for over two years. The service is exceptional nothing is ever too much, out traffic through our office is always busy and every person gets a smile. I would highly recommend the services. The parking is free and included its accessible from all areas of Manchester and close enough to the city without the price tag.
Jo Withington
CareTech Community Services
I work very long hours so I am usually the last person to leave the centre at night. I always feel safe at the centre because there is security.
Erica Stacey
Erica Stacey Bridalwear

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