Flexible office provider Orega has welcomed seven new clients to its stunning business centre at Three Piccadilly Place in Manchester. These include businesses attracted to the city on the back of the Hello Northwest initiative launched by the North West Development Agency and MIDAS in 2010.

Under the initiative, serviced office providers offer new businesses to Manchester a free desk for a year. Among those taking advantage of this offer at Three Piccadilly Place are Scottish-registered healthcare training company Healthimo and Anglo Australian business consultancy The Corporate Planet.

In addition, three interlinked government-funded charities in the education sector have between them taken a total of 19 workstations at the business centre. Teach First, which recruits and trains top graduates to teach in schools in challenging circumstances, and which has moved from elsewhere in the city centre, has signed for 11 workstations for two years. Future Leaders, which helps train heads, has moved from Whitefield, Greater Manchester, while Teaching Leaders, which trains middle leaders in schools, has established a North West base for the first time.

The seventh new client at the 11th floor business centre is Rapid Addition which provides software solutions to the global economic marketplace, including the London Stock Exchange. It has taken 10 workstations for a year and has moved from elsewhere in Manchester.

Helen Davies, Orega’s business centre manager in Manchester, comments: “Three Piccadilly Place is fast becoming the location of choice for a wide range of companies, with particular appeal to government-funded bodies and those seeking a UK base. The siting of the building directly opposite Manchester Piccadilly railway station makes it very convenient for both employees and visitors, while the flexibility of the space and its excellent BREEAM environmental rating make it a very efficient option for companies seeking to keep costs in check.” 

The North West Joint Improvement Partnership, an alliance of agencies that work together to produce and implement policy on adult social care, health and wellbeing, already occupies 16 workstations in the business centre, while the NHS is one of Three Piccadilly Place’s conventional office tenants.