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The new purpose-built campus will be located at Allied London’s Enterprise City development on the former Granada Studios site, bringing together five WPP agencies under one roof.
The modern 82,000 sq ft office space will be designed by BDG architecture + design, a WPP company, and will be split over eight floors to provide collaborative and dynamic coworking areas for the agencies, which have grown significantly in the last five years.
WPP’s new campus will be a creative hub for the city when it opens in early 2022, offering learning and development for the industry and those wanting to work in the marketing and communications sector. Its commitment to Manchester will be reflected in its community, school, start-up and SME partnerships, courses and events. The new building will also house Allied London’s dedicated media and technology-focused coworking space, ‘All Work & Social’.
Karen Blackett OBE, UK Country Manager for WPP, said: ‘WPP campuses not only give our people amazing, inspiring spaces in which to work, learn and create, but provide our clients with easier access to our expertise.
‘The UK is our second largest market, and by building a brand-new home for our agencies and a creative hub for the city, we’re investing in both our future and in the future economy of Manchester.’
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