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06 July 2016

Empress set to unveil new interior scheme and branding

We’re excited to announce that our Empress Business Centre in Old Trafford, Manchester, will soon be showcasing a fantastic new design scheme.

We’re excited to announce that our Empress Business Centre in Old Trafford, Manchester, will soon be showcasing a fantastic new design scheme.

Following a largescale makeover, we’ll be launching the new-look Empress at an open day on Friday 15 July, to which anyone is welcome to call in between 11am and 3pm.  The event will include refreshments, guided tours of the new business centre facilities and informal business networking.

Empress Business Centre is a 40-office site which is at almost 100% occupancy.  For this reason we have chosen it as a ‘pilot’ to showcase our new corporate branding and a bespoke interior design scheme, before they are introduced at further centres around the country.

Media City inspiration

The stylish new interior scheme gives a modern feel and takes design references from nearby Media City.  The Manchester skyline will feature on corridor walls and the centre will be given a ‘home from home’ feel with mismatched classic and modern furniture, natural wood features and eyecatching colours and graphics.

The scheme has been planned and carried out by Territory Interior Design, one of our customers at Atlantic Business Centre in Altrincham, and our Sales and Marketing Director, Emma Long, with a view to appealing directly to our key target markets of start-ups, microbusinesses and small companies, as well as giving such businesses the ideal workspace in which to flourish.

Communal spaces, such as the reception, meeting rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, have all been overhauled to make best use of space and provide a bright, contemporary and uplifting environment.  Brand new technology has also been introduced including high speed 100mbps broadband throughout the centre and co-working space, state-of-the-art AV equipment in meeting rooms and innovative white-board walls in a pod environment in reception for brainstorming.

Brand new branding

The launch will also showcase Bizspace’s new branding for the very first time.  The brand has been created after five years of internal development of our company’s values and vision, focusing on the celebration of its customers – a process which all staff have been involved with.  Our ethos is to act as a ‘silent partner’ to our customers, offering support and guidance when needed and allowing companies the facilities and structure to be able to grow and develop.

Empress Business Centre Manager, Simon Fennell, says he is delighted that the centre has been chosen as Bizspace’s first new-look site.

“We see this as helping to extend the city centre towards Trafford, tying in with a brand new hotel and leisure complex over the road,” he says.

“By offering superior city-feel accommodation and facilities for highly competitive rates, we can help companies in the area to either get started or take their businesses to the next level.  We’re really pleased that Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce shares our excitement and is supporting our launch event.”

Bizspace’s new branding has been developed in line with its company values of Fun, Passion, Professionalism, Teamwork and Honesty.  After being previewed at Empress and gaining feedback from customers, it will be launched nationwide to all 97 sites between now and November.

“We are very excited to be debuting our new branding and introducing our spectacular interiors scheme at Empress,” Sales and Marketing Director, Emma Long, says.

“We carry out a bi-annual customer survey, asking our customers whether they would recommend Bizspace to others, and whether Bizspace delivers all that they expect.  We’ve used the results of this survey to focus on how we can enhance our space further to surpass our customers’ expectations.  We’re hoping this will be a huge success, but will keep talking to our customers to ensure it works for them.

“All the interior design schemes will be unique, taking inspiration from each centre’s history or surroundings, and will definitely give a huge ‘wow’ factor.”

Professional workspace close to the city centre

Our Empress Business Centre provides a range of business facilities and workspace including offices, coworking space, meeting rooms, workshops, storage units and mailboxes – all with the luxury of free onsite car parking facilities.

If you’d like to know more about what units are available, or would like to find out further details about our open day, call Simon on 0161 877 5579 or email mail.oldtrafford@bizspace.co.uk.

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