Rugby League World Cup touches down at Department Bonded Warehouse

Rugby League World Cup has joined the growing squad of businesses based at Department Bonded Warehouse as it ramps up preparations for the 2021 tournament to be held in England.

Ahead of the competition taking place later this year in October and November – culminating with a double header final at Old Trafford, Manchester, on November 27 – the organisation will be moving into three premium suites in the Manchester city centre based managed workspace concept, taking 52 desks over 3,130 sq ft.

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 will see 32 teams play 62 games over five weeks in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments in a number of locations across England, spanning the length and breadth of the country, in a bid to be crowned world champions of the pinnacle international competition.

Anthony Powell, managing director at Department, said: “It’s exciting to have Rugby League World Cup choose Department Bonded Warehouse to house its operations and team as it prepares for the tournament, which will be watched around the world.

“The international competition’s games will be played across the country, and the decision to have its organisational headquarters based in Manchester demonstrates the continually growing business appeal of the region, and city centre, despite the difficulties of the last year. It is fantastic to see.”

He added: “Flexibility and adaptability are central at Department Bonded Warehouse, so Rugby League World Cup has been able to take a space which suits them now, with the potential to modify it as and when they need additional capacity.”