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.

Interested in hiring a space at The Hive?


Our Pods

CAMPod

  • Size: 12.3 m2
  • Price: £208 per month (inclusive of VAT)
  • Contract Length: Negotiable

AVAILABLE

Pod1

  • Size: 7.2 square metres
  • Price: £146 per month (inclusive of VAT)
  • Contract Length: NA

UNAVAILABLE

Pod2

  • Size: 7.2 square metres
  • Price: £146 per month (inclusive of VAT)
  • Contract Length: NA

UNAVAILABLE

Pod3

  • Size: 9 square metres
  • Price: £156 per month (inclusive of VAT)
  • Contract Length: NA

UNAVAILABLE

Pod4

  • Size: 11 square metres
  • Price: £188 per month (inclusive of VAT)
  • Contract Length: NA

UNAVAILABLE

Pod5

  • Size: 9 square metres
  • Price: £150 per month (inclusive of VAT)
  • Contract Length: NA

UNAVAILABLE

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 £146 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.

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 www.yesmanchester.co.uk for details of their services or visit www.blackleyhive.co.uk for full details about how we support small businesses and start-ups.

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