Posted on October 3, 2018 by staff

Barclays officially opens Eagle Lab in Manchester


Barclays has officially opened its flagship Eagle Lab in Manchester with “a packed autumn events schedule”.

The 8,000 sq ft lab is laid out over two floors and incorporates an 80-seat auditorium, co-working and breakout space at street level and private offices, meeting rooms and breakout spaces on the first floor.

The Manchester Eagle Lab, located at Bruntwood’s Union building on Albert Square, is Barclays’ 17th and follows successful sites in London, Liverpool, Cambridge and Cardiff.

Barclays and Bruntwood are now inviting entrepreneurs, businesses and members of the public to experience the flagship incubator space and its “state-of-the-art facilities”.

Andrew Butterworth, commercial director at Bruntwood, said the opening represents a “significant milestone” for the regional property firm.

“The fantastic blend of flexible, collaborative workspace, outstanding facilities, expert business support and growth-orientated events, that Union and the Eagle Lab offer is already proving a successful draw for ambitious businesses in the city and we look forward to many more joining this like-minded community,” he added.

The lab has launched a full autumn events programme, offering more than 30 events including breakfast meetings and pizza and beer networking sessions.

Matt Priestley, ecosystem manager at the Barclays Eagle Lab in Manchester, added: “We recognise the importance of supporting entrepreneurs, start-ups and accelerating high-growth companies, and the vital role they play in creating a sustainable, prosperous Manchester economy.

“Whether you’re an inventor, innovator or mentor, our Eagle Lab is the perfect space to digitally empower your business, supporting scale-up opportunities, collaboration and innovation.”