Salford’s First Live/Work Units Now Available
Published by Emma Baylis for Contour Homes in Housing and also in Local Government
The first ever bespoke live/work units in Greater Manchester are now available to creative industries and small businesses.
Spark Studio has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and developed through a collaborative partnership with Salford City Council, University of Salford; Salford based Contour Homes part of the Symphony Housing Group and local developer Godliman-Watson Homes.
Dominic Martinez is marketing the scheme on behalf of the partners and said: “Spark Studio is an exciting new project close to Manchester city centre, providing a fabulous base for creative entrepreneurs to live and work and so establish the ideal work-life balance.
“Offering an office and home with a combined rent from under £600 a month, we believe this represents excellent value for money as well as providing an ideal base for start-ups looking for the right environment in which to base their new business.”
Spark Studio is situated in a landmark listed building in Broughton and offers contemporary one-bedroom apartments with a high specification, including a fitted kitchen and bathroom. The apartments will be available to rent through Contour Homes using a flexible three-year tenancy agreement.
The office space, situated on the ground floor of the building, provides a secure base for a variety of businesses and also offers a host of free business support for the new tenants from a range of organisations.
In addition, the building offers a communal space which will include a reception area, a kitchen and a free high-spec meeting room, on-site parking, gardens and 24 hour access.
“The live/work units are available from £599 a month and with just eight units developed we are expecting interest to be high,” said Dominic. “This is a unique opportunity for start-ups or even established SME’s to take contemporary, purpose built, living and working space at an affordable price using flexible terms. Get in touch now to arrange your viewing.”