Empress Business Centre, Manchester

Empress Business Centre

380 Chester Road


M16 9EA

Contact Simon Fennell

tel: 0161 877 5579

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Simon Fennell

Centre Manager

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.

Where are we?

Located on Chester Road in the old Trafford area to the south-west of Manchester city centre, we are well connected to the rail, Metrolink, bus and road networks.

  • Road: there is direct access to the M60 via the A56, the M602 is a seven minutes’ drive away and the M62 is less than 10 minutes away.
  • Rail: the nearest train stations are Deansgate (also a tram stop), which is 0.7 miles away and Manchester Oxford Road, one mile away.
  • Tram: Cornbrook tram station is 0.4 miles away, or an eight-minute walk.
  • Bus: Buses 84, 255 and 256 stop nearby.

Empress Business Centre has four meeting rooms:

What’s included?





-Pads & pens

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

NameSizeCapacityHourlyHalf dayDay
Lower Board Room 10£25£150
Dawes Suite 6£25£150
Fulford Suite 6£25£150
Training Room 20£25£150

We offer a small number of business units to rent that can be used as workshops or storage units.


Our coworking space, is 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.


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