Inspired Spaces North: Inside the shortlisted entries - Part 4

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by David Prior

Today we're profiling the next seven workspaces shortlisted as part of this year's Inspired Spaces North.

The initiative, in association with Active Profile and Prolific North, is being backed for a second year by headline partner Capital & Centric and supporting partners Brabners and Zut Media, while 2017 additionally welcomes leading interior design company, Sheila Bird Group, and commercial property advisers, GVA.

Originally launched back in May, we received dozens of entries which were whittled down to a 32-strong shortlist after a three-hour judging session last month.

We're currently profiling the shortlisted entries in depth - and here are the next six:

Inspired Space 19: Vivid

They say: "Our team’s strength is borne of its diversity and an ability to work together and we have the space to reflect this. From the moment we walk in our bellies are full from breakfast club, our minds are inspired by the space, our brains are pushed to the brink, our studio to inspire and our livers semi-pickled by the drinks range available at Vivid's bar."

Inspired Space 20: Intermarketing

They say: "Like all well-loved homes, we’ve adapted and grown our space to the needs of the agency; the space is inspired by our agency ‘family’. No matter who walks into the agency, our collective personality is hard to miss."

Inspired Space 21: Manc Frank

They say: "The piece-de-resistance is a barn-themed boardroom. Why a barn you ask? Because where else have you seen a barn on the top floor of a Manchester warehouse?You won't forget us in a hurry."

Inspired Space 22: Code Computerlove

They say: "We’ve created a space that fosters a culture of empowerment and improvement. And this doesn’t stop at our employees. Our working environment engenders shared ambitions with our clients and groups in the local community. It reflects the Code brand and visual identity - ensuring everyone feels part of the Code family."

Inspired Space 23: Wild Rumpus

They say: "Sitting round the campfire at the Whirligig under a starry sky, toasting marshmallows and sharing thoughts and discussing possible new projects with colleagues and associates is the most refreshing and inspiring of work. It’s hard to come away without a notebook full of ideas and a head full of dreams."

Inspired Space 24: Co-op Digital

They say: "This project is part of Co-op Digital's Ventures strategy and is not going to be like any other co-working/community space in the North."

 

Inspired Space 25: Barclays Eagle Lab

They say: "There’s such a strong sense of excitement! People come for the opportunity to collaborate, regardless of the field they’re working in, and you can see why. Going up in the lift, you’ll overhear conversations about everything from new YouTube shows to FPGA processors."