Autocab Offices – Manchester

  • Client Autocab,
  • size 20,000 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • Location United Kingdom, Manchester, England,
  • Industry Hardware / Software Development,
  • ADT Workplace instilled the vision, values and family culture of Autocab in the design of their offices in Manchester, England.

    Autocab’s new Manchester office provides an unrivalled workplace experience for employees. The Uber-owned taxi and private hire booking and dispatch software provider has recently moved into a 20,000 sq.ft workspace at No.2 Circle Square in Manchester city centre following its design and fit-out by ADT Workplace.

    Set over two floors the vibrant new space includes a variety of workplace settings to offer a truly agile and flexible working environment. Open plan desk areas are assigned to specific teams but there are also agile tables, brainstorm and innovation rooms, meeting rooms of varying sizes, quiet pods for individual working, feature presentation and media walls, internal demo areas and collaboration pods.

    Central to the design is a striking architectural staircase which has been created in the centre of the space and delivers the wow factor as people are welcomed into the office. Designed to improve connectivity and communication between teams, the staircase facilitates movement between floors without the need for an external lift. It also incorporates bleacher style seating facing down onto a high tech media wall, providing an additional presentation space but also doubling up as an area where the team can simply relax.

    The office also has a social area which includes a well equipped kitchen as well as table tennis, fussball and a pool table where team members can easily take time out of their day to relax and have a break with colleagues. A multi-faith and wellness room is also available to further support employee wellbeing and inclusivity.

    High specification features and finishes are prominent throughout, from the herringbone flooring to stunning lighting, bespoke joinery and luxury furniture, to the very latest in modern tech. The colour palette is complementary of Autocab’s modern brand, with black, blue and purple tones utilised alongside more neutral colours to create a welcoming yet inspiring space which feels inherently Autocab.

    Design: ADT Workplace
    Photography: Mike Dinsdale