Couchbase Offices – Manchester

  • Client Couchbase,
  • size 8,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location United Kingdom, Manchester, England,
  • Industry Hardware / Software Development,
  • ADT Workplace has realized the modern design of the Couchbase offices, a software company located in Manchester, England.

    As a key location for the organisation, Couchbase was looking to expand its footprint in Manchester and create an office space which would accommodate its rapidly growing workforce and be fit-for-purpose for at least the next five years. Keen to stay in the historic Northern Quarter close to its existing office, Couchbase agreed a tenancy at 35 Dale Street.

    For the pioneering tech company, a modern space with the very best connectivity and high tech infrastructure was essential. Also imperative was the need for open plan desk space for up to 80 staff, and a large communal area, as well as private space for relaxation or quiet concentration. Meeting spaces with integrated tech to facilitate the company’s need for collaboration with colleagues at its other office locations around the world was also crucial.

    To help bring the team’s vision to life, the ADT Workplace team worked in close collaboration with Couchbase to create quirky and interesting design concepts which made best use of the unusual space. For example, the cobbled double height loading bay with original hoist and coal shute is now the office entrance, all core walls within both main office areas are glazed brick and some of the original signage remains throughout.

    With varying spaces for informal, formal, and quiet work, the design team was able to provide a flexible and agile working space for the Couchbase team who can choose to work in the best way for them. In addition, the large communal area has provided an environment which is much more conducive to collaboration, with enough space for all the staff to come together in a more comfortable and relaxed setting.

    Design: ADT Workplace
    Photography: Jill Tate