BizSpace Manchester Old Trafford

Empress Business Centre, 380 Chester Road, Manchester, M16 9EA

Flexible office space, industrial & storage units for rent in Manchester

Formerly the site of the Empress Brewery, BizSpace Manchester Old Trafford has been meticulously restored to create a high-quality, flexible workspace. With its Victorian charm intact – vaulted ceilings, wrought iron staircases, pillars and exposed brickwork – the centre provides our customers with 24-hour access to a quirky and characterful workplace.

Here at the Empress Business Centre we offer first-class, modern facilities, with units that suit businesses of all sizes, ranging from 110 to 4,348 sq ft. There is also on-site parking for customers and visitors, a dedicated on-site team and specialist catering, all within a stone’s throw of Manchester City Centre.

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BizSpace Manchester Old Trafford

Empress Business Centre, 380 Chester Road, Manchester, M16 9EA

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Located just 5 minutes drive out of Manchester city centre, our Old Trafford site is sandwiched between the centre of town, Salford Quays and Trafford Park, with great road access.

We’re just off the A56 with direct access to the M60, M602 and M62, each accessible within 10 minutes.

We’ve got great access to public transport and the Metrolink, with Cornbrook tram station is just 8 minutes walk away. Bus numbers 84, 255 and 256 stop nearby, and Deansgate and Manchester Oxford Road Station are both within a mile.

Monday 09:00 – 17:00 Tuesday 09:00 – 17:00 Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00 Thursday 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 09:00 – 17:00

We’ve got an unrivalled network of offices to rent in Manchester in locations like Cheadle, Newton Heath,Hollinwood, Altrincham and Trafford Park.

Offices to rent in Manchester

We have several offices to rent spread over six floors. Our workspaces range in size from 120 square feet, suitable for small teams between one and three people, up to 2,000 square feet, ideal for larger teams of up to 50 people. Our offices are bright and airy, with plenty of natural light. Some of our offices are managed, meaning they come unfurnished. A managed office is a blank canvas, allowing you to customise your space to your exact taste. Our flexible terms mean you can rent a space on a short-term licence agreement starting from just 12 months or a multi-year lease if you prefer.


Serviced office space in Manchester

We also provide serviced offices too. These are ideal for any business that wants to get it and get going with everything looked after and without the fuss and downtime. A serviced office means you pay one all-inclusive monthly bill that covers everything – such as your furniture, Wi-Fi, utilities, cleaning, reception staff and more. Our serviced offices are available for flexible, short-term rental on a rolling renewal basis.


Office studios in Manchester

If you’re looking for more studio space, we can also help here. We have several different-sized units to rent, ideal for the more creative and hands-on businesses, like designers, stylists, makers, and creators. A studio space is perfect for honing your craft and showing off your wares. When you rent an office studio, you also get access to all the shared amenities of our business centre, like our onsite team, communal kitchen, shower facilities and much more. Our studio spaces can be rented on a short-term license agreement – starting from 12 months – or a longer-term multi-year lease.

A small office unit

Small Unit

1 – 3

120 sq ft

Discover our range of small office units. These units are up to 120 square feet – ideal for small businesses of two to three people.

A medium Office Unit

Medium Unit

1 – 20

120 – 800 sq ft.

These office units are between 120 and 800 square feet. More suitable for medium-sized businesses of up to 20 people.

A large Office Unit

Large Unit

20 – 50

800 – 2140 sq ft.

We have office units over 800 square feet. These are perfect for companies requiring larger office space for teams of over 20 people.

Workshops to rent in Manchester

Looking for workshops or light industrial units to rent in Manchester? Whether you need space for light industrial work like manufacturing, repairing, and packing or warehouse space to store stock, at BizSpace Manchester Old Trafford, we have a choice of workshop rentals for you to call your own. Our industrial spaces have roller shutter doors, allocated parking, good space for deliveries and drop-offs, and phase three electricity. Choose from various-sized units to rent on either a short-term or long-term basis. Our workshops are privately self-contained or managed, where available.


Workshop studios in Manchester

If you’re looking for a small unit to rent, we provide workshop studios. These are ideal for businesses needing small workshop premises to help them create, design, manufacture and more. Typical businesses that work from these workspaces tend to be more creative and hands-on, needing a space to hone their craft and show off their wares. Our units are let on a managed basis, meaning your space comes as a blank canvas, with access to the business centre amenities and facilities.

A large Workshop Unit

Large Unit

829 – 2200 sq ft.

Larger workshop units over 750 square feet. Ideal for larger companies looking for ample space to work and store items.

Storage facilities in Manchester

For any business looking for storage facilities in Manchester, BizSpace Manchester Old Trafford can help. Whether you need to store stock, equipment, or even documents, we provide reliable storage facilities to rent suitable for all business types and personal needs. We have several storage solutions available at BizSpace Manchester Old Trafford. Choose from a range of various storage units to rent short-term or long-term.

Small storage unit

Small Unit

15 – 130 sq ft.

For storage units up to 130 square feet. These are ideal for fitting the contents of a garage or a few rooms.

Meeting rooms in Manchester

Looking for a meeting room in Manchester? At BizSpace Manchester Old Trafford, we have a meeting room to rent for any occasion. Whether you need a quiet spot for private calls, a place to host an unforgettable presentation or a spacious suite to train your sales team – we’ve got the right room for you. Our meeting rooms are available to rent by the hour, half-day, or full-day. Included within your fee, you’ll get free Wi-Fi, free refreshments, an interactive TV or projector and IT support.

A small Meeting Room


1 – 6

Our small meeting rooms can fit up to 6 people. These are ideal for 1-2-1s, interviews or small team meetings.

A medium Meeting Room


1 – 12

We have medium-sized meeting rooms available, suitable for teams of 6 – 14 people. Ideal for presentations and board meetings.

Virtual offices in Manchester

Do you require a virtual office and address in Manchester? We help businesses looking for a virtual address and offer emailing messages. We provide a dedicated business address for companies requiring a mailbox with a Manchester address and secure mail handling. For pricing, get in touch today.

Virtual Office mailboxes to rent

Business Address

Get your very own business address and use it as your registered address for Companies House. Mail handling services are available too.

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Choosing the right type of workspace

Need a new workspace but don’t know where to start? Our definitive guide will help you choose the right type of space. From offices and studios to workshops and industrial units, plus all the variations in between, we’ll help you find the right workspace to suit your and your staff’s needs. 

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