The Pod

The Pod is a modern community business hub offering flexible, affordable “work space when you need it” for new start-up businesses, home workers, freelancers and entrepreneurs.

“Close to Manchester city centre, we offer a range of packages to suit your budget and the needs of your business, at a fraction of the cost of local office rentals. That way, you don’t end up paying for space, facilities or utilities you don’t need or use. The Pod also provides a professional front and a business address for your growing enterprise.”

Along with additional support from One Manchester and Manchester City Council, The Pod will be delivering a number of exciting programmes.

The Pod Enterprise Programme is a great way for people to learn all about starting up and running your own business. Following completion of the two courses, five participants will be selected to work with 20 independent enterprises and traders based in Moss Side on phase one of “Pod Digital”, a new digital platform that will be developed to support and promote the businesses.The aim of the project is to provide a boost for those entrepreneurial minded people living in Manchester and encourage the next generation of talent, along with supporting a stronger business community in the area.

Hot desks

  • For short term flexibility and affordability.
  • £5 per 4-hour session
  • (members only – £48 per year)
  • 10 x 4-hour sessions a month for £40 (includes membership)
  • 20 x 4-hour sessions a month for £70 (includes membership)
  • Rented Office Space: If your business is more established, but you’re not ready to take the financial leap to renting your own premises you can rent a workstation in one of the shared offices for your sole use.
  • Single workstation in a shared office for £199 per month

Other Facilities

  • Free high-speed broadband
  • Colour printing and scanning
  • Meeting room with presentation equipment
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Option to rent a landline phone from their partners More Talk
  • Informal meeting spaces