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The Hive

The Hive

The Hive is a joint venture by Co-op Academy Manchester and Yes Manchester aiming to create a buzz about employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in Blackley and North Manchester.

As well as preparing our students for a successful future, we are also committed to supporting the wider community.

The facility is a true hive of activity, housing:

  • A drop-in service from Yes Manchester, launched to help north Manchester residents find fantastic local jobs and take advantage of great training and volunteering opportunities.
  • 5 low-cost pods offering affordable office space for start-ups, home workers, freelancers and small businesses – perfect for those working in creative and digital media.

Visit Yes Manchester’s website at for details of their services or visit for full details about how we support small businesses and start-ups.


Get in touch:

Contact us to discuss your needs, pricing or to arrange a viewing.

Tel: 0161 300 5912


Miss J Joynt, Lettings & Community Use Development Officer




7.2 square metres | £140 per month (inclusive of VAT)


7.2 square metres | £140 per month (inclusive of VAT)


9 square metres | £150 per month (inclusive of VAT)


11 square metres | £180 per month (inclusive of VAT)


9 square metres | £150 per month (inclusive of VAT)

We offer: 

  • Your own secure office pod with desk and chair (the building is alarmed and protected by CCTV)
  • Plentiful on-site parking for you and business visitors
  • Boardroom-style meeting space with large screen
  • Access between 8am and 9pm Monday – Thursday and between 8am and 6pm on Friday (access outside these times is possible by arrangement)
  • Access to shared amenities (toilets, kitchen)
  • Business-grade Internet / Wi-fi access
  • Telephone point
  • Optional – we can supply you with a computer/Mac for an additional rental cost
  • You will also have access to support services (telephone calls, photocopying, refreshments for meeting etc.)

All our pods are available from £140 per month including the cost of utilities and business rates. The largest pod could comfortably support a 2-person business. Please contact us to discuss your business or idea, as we may be able to be flexible or offer additional support to start-ups.

We ask for:

You will be a business literally on the doorstep for our school students. From time to time we may ask you to share your enthusiasm about your work, e.g. being interviewed for our newsletter by student journalists or even by talking to one of our classes.