Fire Up occupies the floor above the Fireground Museum, with its own entrance on Maclure Road, and offers tailored office space, with bookable hot desks, pods, offices and meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, breakout spaces and a kitchen area. There is also an on-site café run by the Fireground Museum which offers both hot and cold food and drink. Fire Up is ideally located directly opposite the Metrolink stop and less than 200m from Rochdale train station.
The co-working space is aimed at local entrepreneurs from start-ups and small businesses, particularly in the digital and creative industries with superfast wifi and a modern and functional design. This is all provided at a cost to users that is kept at a reasonable level to encourage full use of the excellent facilities at Fire Up.
Janine Smith, Director of GC Business Growth Hub, which has been appointed to manage the facility, said: “Fire Up is a stunningly beautiful space, many of the original features have been tastefully restored and as soon as you walk into the building you are surrounded by Art Deco opulence. We are confident that our offer is one of the best in Greater Manchester.”
Councillor John Blundell, Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications at Rochdale Borough Council and RDA Board member, said: “Rochdale is really coming into its own. Fire Up sits at the heart of the of the Rochdale Rail Corridor, it is just 15 minutes to Manchester city centre and has direct trains to all the major conurbations including London. I am delighted that this fantastic facility is opening and I would welcome all businesses and individuals to come and try it out.”
Janine Smith, Director of GC Business Growth Hub
Facilities at Fire Up co-working space include:
- Over 30 individual desks (18 with 27” inch curved monitors)
- Over 20 single booths or workspaces
- 8 office pods for up to 6 people
- 2 single offices/small meeting rooms (inc. interactive screens)
- 3 conference/meeting rooms for up to 10 people (inc. interactive screen)
- Gigabit internet connectivity with superfast WiFi 6 throughout
- Dedicated printer/copier with cloud printing facility
- Showers and lockers
- Kitchen for snacks and ‘instant’ drinks
- On-site café