The Media Centre in Huddersfield has recently undergone a dramatic makeover – to support ambitious growth plans, attract talent, and signify a new era for the creative hub.
The organisation – spread across two Huddersfield buildings — has undergone a transformation in a bid to provide an adaptable environment for almost 170 companies, as well as numerous flexible workers who visit the space on a day-to-day basis.
Work has included a new breakout area, reimagined meeting rooms, and the launch of a new ‘flex space’ — with individual desks available for monthly rent. Significant attention has been paid to the design aesthetics of the surroundings including new wall murals, furnishings, and a more vibrant reception area.
Located across Northumberland Street and Lord Street in the heart of Huddersfield town centre, the refurbished spaces will foster further collaboration with community groups and institutions such as the University of Huddersfield — with a calendar of networking events due to resume in February.
“We’re immensely proud of the work The Media Centre does, and we wanted a place that reflected the creative spirit that many of our tenants and visitors hold.” explained The Media Centre CEO, Vernon O’Reilly.
“The refreshed reception, relaunch of the café space to create a breakout area for clients, a new conference space — which utilises video conferencing technology — premium offices, and reimagined external branding all signify the start of an exciting new chapter for us as an organisation.
“Huddersfield is a town made up of lots of unique, forward-thinking businesses, so I’m happy to present the new look to the community, which I hope will facilitate further collaboration and innovative thinking. Our duo of buildings gives us the presence and environment we need — and I hope it will benefit our colleagues, tenants, and visitors for years to come.”
Providing a hybrid of serviced offices, co-working areas, and meeting spaces – as well as support for digital and creative businesses in Huddersfield – The Media Centre has seen significant growth in recent months, with brands eager to find a ‘home’ that encourages collaboration and networking between tenants and the wider region.
Currently boasting 70 per cent occupancy, the centre still has a number of office spaces available for small and large organisations — and is running a series of offers including discounted room hire and a refer a friend schemes.
The Media Centre is a 25-year-old social enterprise that reinvests all profits into nurturing start-ups and young people, as well as the region’s arts and culture scene.
It began trading as a workspace when it re-developed an old plumber’s merchants. Today, it is made up of two distinctive buildings with their own history, and identity. More than 500 people work within The Media Centre each day with many more using it for meetings and events.