North West coffee shop chain to open its 17th outlet

Liverpool-based coffee shop chain, Bean Coffee, has agreed terms to open a new outlet at Exchange Quay, one of Manchester’s largest office campuses.

Bean has signed a five-year contract to operate its new outlet within the ICE building at Exchange Quay.

Fit-out works are now under way with Bean set to open next month, September.

The ICE building was designed to support a cohesive, collaborative office community and incorporates around 26,000 sq ft of contemporary Grade A office accommodation, together with the café bar, business lounge and communal meeting space.

Office occupiers have been quick to secure space within ICE, with Riverview Law, Leaders Romans, Philips Trust Corporation, TTI Inc and 11 Degrees in occupation, leaving just 40% available to lease.

The introduction of Bean as operator of the café bar space continues the drive by Ekistics and Investment Manager Till AM to deliver the best occupier experience in Manchester through further enhancing the wide range of amenities at the 435,000 sq ft waterside campus.

The outlet will be Bean’s 17th coffee shop in the North West, continuing the firm’s expansion.

Bean at Exchange Quay will serve speciality coffee, roasted by them, as well as hot and cold food throughout the week and run as a bar on Thursday and Friday evenings.

Les Lang, director at Till Asset Management, said: “We are delighted to have Bean Coffee on board at Exchange Quay.

“Their passion, drive and enthusiasm will bring a welcome energy to the ICE building and will provide a fantastic new amenity for our dedicated occupier base to enjoy.”

Jon Whyte, managing director at Bean Coffee, said: “Exchange Quay is a great business community. We’re very excited about opening and looking forward to meeting our new customers.”

Exchange Quay is one of the largest office developments in the North West, accommodating more than 4,000 people.

Located approximately 1.5 miles to the South West of Manchester city centre, the scheme boasts its own dedicated Metrolink tram stop and is strategically located just off Trafford Road which links Salford Quays to both Manchester city centre and the regional motorway network.

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