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The Astley

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The Location

Perfectly placed on the border of two of the most exciting neighbourhoods in Central Manchester, The Astley overlooks Great Ancoats Street and the edge of the eclectic Northern Quarter. Like its geographical location, The Astley is a unique and vibrant space for progress to thrive.

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Bucking the recent trend of larger corporate developments, the intimate and tranquil space provides an ideal atmosphere to facilitate strong and longer-lasting connections.

The space is split across two levels, with floor to ceiling windows and an abundance of natural light. Designed in-house for our members, the vibrant and soulful interior is the perfect place to inspire creative thought and ideas to flourish.

We border the famous Northern Quarter, home of a vibrant mixture of bars, restaurants and street art. Only a five-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly station and a ten-minute walk from Victoria Station we are centrally situated and easy to reach.

The Space

Generous Working Spaces

Fully provisioned workstations and offices with space to work and expand. Ultra-fast internet over Wi-Fi throughout.

Social Bar

Co—working powered by tea, coffee, fruit and chatter.

Collaboration Zones

Designed for ideas to flow and discussions to roll.

Meeting Rooms

Private spaces for you to develop ideas with colleagues, clients and guests

Dedicated Areas

Our secure zones offer a focus and industry away from the buzz of our central areas.

Phone/Screen Booths

Areas where you can take those important private calls.

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Ultra Fast WiFi

Ultra Fast WiFi

State of the art, dedicated high speed internet distributed over Wi-Fi.

24—7 Access

24—7 Access

Work to your schedule. Meet every deadline.

Personal Storage

Personal Storage

Keep vital everyday items close at hand in your own dedicated locker space

Serviced Reception

Serviced Reception

We'll notify you when your guests arrive. We'll sort your mail. We're here to help, just ask.

Seminars & Events

Seminars & Events

Keep up to date with the latest business practices and enjoy social networking / lifestyle events. We keep our ear to the ground to keep you in the loop.

Ready-made Network

Ready-made Network

Form new, valuable working relationships with other resident businesses in Colony and within the Astley business community.

Jactin House

24 Hood Street
Ancoats Urban Vilage
Manchester, M4 6WX


5 Piccadilly Place
Aytoun St
Manchester, M1 3BR

The Astley

70 Great Ancoats Street
Manchester, M4 5BG

One Silk Street

M4 6LZ

Flint Glass Works

64 Jersey St, Ancoats
M4 6JW


269 Great Ancoats St
M4 7DB

Meet The Team

Community Lead

Mike Cope

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What's in the area?

Food / Drink

For the culinary explorers, Great Ancoats Street boasts a collection of the finest food & drink establishments in Manchester, including, Viet Shack, Ancoats General Store and their rotating kitchen, Street Urchin, Off the Press and more!

Food / Drink

Culture / Entertainment

With views of the famous St. Peters; home of the world renowned Halle Orchestra, other cultural/entertainment hotspots local to the area include the Horsefall Gallery, Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, Band on the Wall and more.

Culture / Entertainment

Health / Fitness

Complimenting our popular weekly in-house yoga and meditation classes (free for all of our members), Ancoats is home to a number of gyms and training centres including Pure Gym, 1XPS Fitness and Proper Gym.

Health / Fitness

Meeting spaces on site


  • 6 person capacity
  • Large meeting table
  • 55-inch LED screen
  • Screenshare technology
  • WIFI enabled
  • Conference phone
  • Refreshment facilities
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Colony The Astley
70 Great Ancoats St,
Manchester M4 5BG
0161 974 3666