Purple makes the move to Arbeta

Photo: Purple makes the move to Arbeta

Purple, the tech company expert in transforming venues worldwide into intelligent spaces today announced it has taken 2,852 sq ft on the second floor of Arbeta, Northampton Road, Manchester as its new UK headquarters.

Founded in 2012 and with offices all over the world, Purple is a specialist in indoor venue intelligence providing businesses across the world with digital solutions to understand, optimise and improve customer experience, while driving revenue and capturing CRM data.

With a team of 85 working remotely across the UK, Arbeta is the place where teams can come together to meet, share and collaborate.

Gavin Wheeldon, chief executive, Purple said: “We chose Arbeta because the space and environment in the building reflects who we are as a business. It is modern, we love the collaboration spaces and it’s really flexible. We have around 85 staff in the UK now and while we are remote first it’s a great place for us to come together. It’s close to local transport links and therefore easily accessible which is important to us.”

Arbeta is owned by Manchester City Council and is operated by the same team behind The Sharp Project, Space Studios and Screen Manchester.

Rob Page, managing director, Arbeta said: “We are delighted to welcome Purple to Arbeta, our space and flexibility suits them very well. As well as their office, Purple can make use of our event space, meeting rooms and atrium spaces depending on how many of the team are visiting them at any one time.”

OBI is sole leasing agent for Arbeta. Andrew Cowell, transactions and asset management, OBI said: “With Purple moving into Arbeta we are seeing tech and digital businesses clustering together in the building. With companies reassessing their work space requirements, Arbeta offers true flexibility with its Plug and Play offer as well as providing businesses with a blank canvas to design their own work space as Mission Labs has recently done.”

Arbeta offers Grade A workspace for tech, creative and digital businesses with space available from 1,400 sq ft to 71,900 sq ft. The ground floor features fully fitted Plug and Play spaces which range from 1,400 sq ft to 2,787 sq ft. The Plug and Play spaces are offered on short term, flexible leases and include kitchens and meeting rooms.

The building features a 9,100 sq ft central, full height atrium which can be used for communal working and events. A striking steel staircase links the three floors of workspace together with new walkways around each level. There is ample cycle and car parking, a shower block, 24/7 access, collaboration and event space, a range of meeting rooms and onsite cafe.