November 29th 2023
Entrepreneurs, freelancers, and established companies have come together under one roof, creating a whole new community on the Docks.
Since opening in February 2023, Department Leeds Dock’s community has gone from strength to strength. Over 95% of the workspace suites are now fully occupied with creative, tech, digital and media businesses. From tech start-ups within the Exchange programme, to established creative agencies including the likes of Bobble Digital, We Love This Ltd and Finn Communications. Department has provided a workspace haven to one and all.
Members such as Retail Insight have since scaled their workspace within Department; made possible by Department’s flexible approach to working which allows businesses to adapt and expand their space according to their individual needs. Beyond the workspace requirements, businesses have access to the signature wellness and social inventory that makes for a fulfilling space to work.
Amy Matthams, General Manager of Department Leeds Dock “We’re thrilled to welcome so many new businesses to Department, and to have been welcomed with open arms to Leeds. It’s a brilliant city to be part of. Hitting full capacity is a huge milestone for us, but the goal has always been to build a community – where members connect, share ideas and act as a support network through the challenges of business!”
Each month, Department’s community team deliver an events program to make for an engaging experience for businesses and individuals alike. From bake sales to mortgage advice workshops to leadership coaching – the building has never been so active.
It’s still possible to join Department’s community. Plans have been drawn for The Loft, a new floor on Level 2 comprising of creative workspace, private studios, cinema screening room and event space. The largest space available on this floor will be a 50 desk private suite, complete with its own internal meeting rooms and breakout space.
The Loft will allow even more room for hot desk memberships and a number of content creation studios, which can be bookable by the hour, half day or full day. The Loft is available to move in spring 2024, with tours starting from now.
Department Leeds Dock has proven it is not just a workspace; it’s a community.
"Bonded Warehouse is a unique environment and the team love being there. The facilities and the community team are superb and create a brilliant atmosphere for productivity and creativity. The team are always running events and there is something for everyone. It's a great way of learning something new, trying something new and meeting new people."
“The highlight of working in Department XYZ is the support we receive from the team - there’s a real sense of community amongst members. We’re proud to work here and in one of the best locations in Manchester.”
“Spinningfields and XYZ is a very professional and inspiring place to have as a business base. The best place I’ve worked from in my 30 year career.”
Spinningfields Lifetime Partners
“As a startup founder, I place significant importance on the work environment, understanding its critical role in nurturing and growing a business. My experience with XYZ has been outstanding. The dedication and exceptional efforts of the team supporting the members are commendable.”