MediaCity serviced offices are your gateway to Greater Manchester

One of the big attractions of our MediaCity serviced offices is how close they are to the Metrolink line running through Salford Quays – and with recent changes to how Greater Manchester tram tickets are priced, our serviced offices in MediaCity are even more of a gateway to locations right across the city.

Since January, Metrolink ticket prices have been based not on making a specific journey from one stop to another, but instead on zones, including a small central Zone 1 in the city, Zone 2 which includes the surrounding area, and Zones 3 and 4 for the outer suburbs and terminal towns.

MediaCity – including our serviced offices on Clippers Quay and also our nearby Exchange Quay serviced offices in Salford Quays – all falls within Zone 2, which means a Zone 1+2 Metrolink ticket will cover trips into the city and back out as far as several valuable destinations:

  • Stretford and Old Trafford
  • Chorlton and St Werburgh’s Road
  • Barlow Moor Road
  • Bowker Vale on the Bury line
  • Newton Heath and Moston
  • Edge Lane on the Ashton line

Zone 2 includes the entire Eccles line beyond MediaCity, as well as all of Salford Quays, and crucially that not only means clear ticket prices for many of your own journeys across the city, but also for anyone paying you a visit via the city centre.

A record-breaking network

The changes to ticket pricing follow record-breaking pre-Christmas passenger numbers across the Metrolink network, which served nearly four million journeys in November alone.

On average each year, more than 42.5 million journeys are made on Metrolink, and in 2018 reliability stood at 99.3% on the UK’s largest light rail system.

In 2020 the new Trafford Park Line is due to open, further increasing services through Trafford Park, Europe’s largest trading estate.

This will give even greater access to over 1,300 businesses in the area, with a combined workforce of more than 35,000 people, as well as out as far as the intu Trafford Centre.

As the opening of the new line approaches, 27 brand new trams will join the current fleet of 120 vehicles, allowing the network to cope with demand during peak times.

We expect to see demand for office space in Trafford Park to increase as the new services come online – making our serviced office space in Salford Quays a great way to get ahead of the competition.

Both our Exchange Quay offices and Clippers Quay offices are just a short walk from their nearest tram stop, so you won’t have to brave the Mancunian weather for long or wait more than a few minutes to start your commute home at the end of a long day.

Metrolink has become a major achievement in Greater Manchester’s public transport mix – from Altrincham, Didsbury and Manchester Airport right through the city centre to Bury, Rochdale and Ashton-under-Lyne – and our serviced office space in MediaCity and Salford Quays puts you right at the heart of this network.

Canary Wharf offices: Sustainability on your doorstep

Our Canary Wharf offices put you in a prime location on the Isle of Dogs, adjacent to the Jubilee Line and to the main Canary Wharf estate – and that automatically gives your business some great environmental credentials you can shout about to your customers.

For example, Canary Wharf Group has an ongoing commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle single-use plastic packaging, so if you pick up a snack and a drink on your way to work via Canary Wharf tube station, you can do your bit by recycling your plastic packaging too.

There are also safe drinking water stations around Canary Wharf where you can refill water bottles, further reducing the number of disposable single-use bottles that get thrown away on-site.

By implementing these measures, Canary Wharf Group has already achieved:

  • Over 40,000 water bottles refilled.
  • Around 15,000 water bottles recycled.
  • Nearly 3.5 million coffee cups recycled.

You can even earn rewards for recycling plastic packaging purchased at Canary Wharf – just install the Helpful app to start scanning your packaging and earning credits for putting it in a suitable on-site recycling bin.

How our Canary Wharf serviced offices help you to be eco-friendly

Our own Canary Wharf serviced offices give small businesses a great way to be more eco-friendly by combining your own private office space with shared facilities and meeting rooms.

Communal meeting rooms, kitchen facilities and breakout rooms mean these shared spaces are not left standing empty but are there when you need them – making the most of heating, lighting and floor space.

Convenient nearby public transport links including Canary Wharf tube station allow you to manage your carbon footprint during your commute, as well as providing eco-friendly transport options for visitors coming to meetings on-site.

But we always strive to do more to offer some of the only truly environmentally friendly managed offices in the UK.

Taking the next step in eco-friendly offices

Office space can be equipped with ergonomic furniture and a great selection of facilities, without that meaning it cannot also maintain high environmentally friendly standards.

Some of our eco-friendly extras include…

  • Secure bike racks, showers and changing spaces for rainy/muddy morning commutes.
  • Best use of natural daylight and automatic light sensors to reduce artificial lighting use.
  • Energy-efficient building heating and cooling systems for eco-conscious comfort.
  • Recycled materials used throughout carpets, chairs and other furniture where appropriate.
  • On-site recycling facilities, Ecotricity green energy and Climate Care carbon offsetting.

We use technologies that cut down on unnecessary use of resources, including water, electricity, heating, cooling, lighting and general waste.

But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on comfort – our serviced offices in Canary Wharf are furnished and decorated to a high standard, with heating and air conditioning when it is needed.

This all gives you a place to work from that is comfortable and well appointed, while supporting your environmental commitments, and all within easy reach of the eco-friendly initiatives taking place on the main Canary Wharf estate.