Leading online travel agent On the Beach is moving its digital headquarters from Cheadle – where it has been based for the last five years – to the centre of Manchester.
The firm has signed a 10-year lease for the whole of the Aeroworks building in Adair Street, which totals 34,507 square feet, and will move in in November.
On the Beach says the former aircraft components factory will be turned into “one of the city’s most exciting new office spaces”, with a “campus style environment”.
The FTSE 250 company says the space will feature a 250-seater auditorium and theatre, games room, open plan casual seating and lounge areas, library, music room and beach bar. There will be beach styling and furnishings, including hammocks, swing seats and Palapa-shaded tables.
On the Beach plans to expand its digital teams from 200 to more than 350 employees over the next three to five years focusing on Development, Design and Marketing – as well as Product and Business Analysis. The workforce as a whole will grow to more than 500 employees.