With an emphasis on employee experience, a re-imagined hybrid workplace that strives to ‘reset normal’ has emerged.
With a trailblazing co-work concept designed for collaboration, culture and community; where experience meets enterprise, Department, by All Work & Social, delivers contemporary and customisable settings for a company and its employees to flexibly work, confidently grow and, most importantly, thrive.
Home to two sites in Manchester – Department XYZ in Spinningfields and Department Bonded Warehouse in Enterprise City – the design and philosophy of each is underpinned by three pillars: work, wellness and social experiences, which when combine foster the ultimate environment to support a work life balance.
A department store with everything you and your business need under one roof, with a bespoke inventory that stops at nothing to fulfil all requirements: wellness, tech, fitness, hospitality and inspiring experiences, each space aspires to enrich your life, your flexibility and; provide you with a true home-from-home.
It’s a professional, cool and inspiring place to have as a business base – the best place I’ve worked from in my 30 year career.
Jamie, Spinningfields Lifetime Partners
With a flourishing community comprising of innovative FinTech and digital organisations at Department XYZ and creative, media and tech businesses at Department Bonded Warehouse – with close links to Spinningfields amenities, workspace memberships include hot desks, resident desks, studios and private office suites. Department XYZ also offers an enterprise floor for a business to exclusively use which includes a private bar, outdoor terrace, mezzanine office space, smaller office suites and meetings rooms.
For those that can’t work from home, Department also offers £10 hot desk day passes (pre-booking not necessary) which include unlimited tea and coffee from the members kitchens and use of a private meeting room for 1 hour. Please note that this is a limited time offer. The price will increase to £15 from 1 January 2021.
Department also offers several safe meeting spaces for businesses to connect with clients and colleagues, in addition to creative spaces available to book for photography, production and podcasting.
Further information regarding workspace or meeting enquiries can be found here.
In support of a work life balance, each workplace is committed to providing a variety of wellness opportunities. These include, but are not limited to, 24/7 building entry to accommodate any routine, complimentary weekly online yoga sessions, bike storage and shower facilities as well as access to an on-site gym – with Bonded Warehouse’s gym offering scheduled to launch in 2021, which will include classes, fitness experiences and PT memberships.
In addition, a selection of breakout areas, designed for productivity and championing comfort, are provided within each workplace – whether to offer a change of scenery or a wider setting for teamwork exercises.
With community at the heart of Department, members can also benefit from the network of business professionals across a breadth of industries, as well as access various hospitality outlets such as XYZ Social on the ground floor of Department XYZ, to relax, eat, drink and meet with clients or their team (where restrictions allow).
It helps to balance work and home life: work in the day – fun in the evenings.
Although the calendar of events is currently on pause, once restrictions lift, these can be expected to resume for members.