‘Pay-per-minute sitting room’ Ziferblat is to open a third site in Greater Manchester.
The co-working space will open a branch at 65 Princess Street, overlooking St Peter’s Square, in early 2019.
The historic Grade II-listed former townhouse was constructed in the 1760s and predates Manchester Town Hall, situated directly opposite, by 120 years.
Ziferblat will occupy all four floors of the building following a renovation by its in-house design team. Two public sitting rooms will offer unlimited food and drinks for guests who pay per minute, while there will also be six meeting rooms available for private hire.
“We’ve got big plans for our new St Peter’s Square site and we’re so excited to be adding another branch to the Ziferblat family,” said head of operations Gareth Harold (pictured above).
“We have wanted to find a suitable site in this part of Manchester for some time. There is a vibrant community of start-ups, agile workers and meeting room demand in this part of the city and we want to be a part of it.”
Ziferblat first opened its doors in Manchester in January 2015 on Edge Street in the Northern Quarter. Since then it has opened sites in Liverpool and more recently MediaCityUK with further expansion soon to be announced in Leeds and Sheffield.
Originally founded in Moscow in 2011, there are now more than 20 Ziferblat branches across Europe.
The pay-per-minute concept has been well received in the North West with more than 300,000 guest visits to date in the Northern Quarter branch alone and more than a dozen regional and national awards.