First look: Ticketmaster UK opens new Manchester office

It’s an exciting day for our friends in Manchester, as Ticketmaster UK unveils its brand new office in the heart of the Northern Quarter.

The new office will be home to nearly 350 employees from across the region, working across a number of different departments from its call centre to customer service, IT, account management and HR services.

The office was designed with fun, vibrancy and colour in mind, with touches of the local area throughout the space. Employees were involved from the beginning, being given the opportunity to engage with the design process and donate their private ticket collections for an inspirational ticket wall mural which sits within the reception area.

Ticketmaster UK Manchester office

Within the breakout space, decoration is provided by local graffiti artist Kelzo, there’s an area full of books and games and a relaxation space themed to make employees feel like they are at a picnic. There is also an elevator-inspired meeting room within the early 20th century lift cage converted with full-length vintage curtains and lighting fitted in tribute to the former drapery business in Sevendale House.

“Manchester is an incredibly important region for us; deciding to invest in Sevendale House is testament to this,” says Andrew Parsons, Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK. “We want to make sure that our employees have a great space to work in, so that they can feel comfortable and have fun at work.

Ticketmaster UK Manchester office

“The office has been designed to fit our needs while injecting something a bit different into office life, with graffiti on the walls, space for our people to relax and our very own wall of tickets. We have had a presence in Manchester for the past 13 years and we look forward to continuing that in the future.”

On the design, fit-out and relocation process, Martyn Richards, Managing Director of Rische Group said: “With Ticketmaster being the first company to move into Sevendale House, we needed to create a new office that would set the standard for all future occupiers within the building.

“We’re extremely proud of how hard everyone has worked between Rische, Ticketmaster and the local authority to make sure that the office truly reflects the Grade II-listed property’s unique heritage and – just as importantly – provides modern inspiration using the iconic Ticketmaster brand to create a motivational environment for employees to work in.

Ticketmaster UK Manchester office

“Ticketmaster’s Manchester operations and leading role in entertainment including music, sports, comedy and theatre had a huge influence on the final design of the office space and meeting rooms, and crucially, we stayed on-budget within a challenging time-frame to make sure the company was fully operational throughout the entire relocation process.”