Middlewood Court, Manchester

SpaceInvader was appointed to create a world class workplace for up to 1000 AZ employees within Middlewood Court, on its Macclesfield campus.

The project provided an exciting opportunity to re-purpose a fading building, originally built as a manufacturing and packing facility in the 1960s and re-define the future of AZ’s workplace portfolio.

Location: Manchester

Status: Completed 2016

Sector: CAT B

Client: AstraZeneca


“SpaceInvader’s vision for Middlewood Court exceeded our expectations – treating problems as challenges they have transformed the building into a unique destination where people want to go and work.”

Kate Derrick, Global Workplace

It was clear that this would not be an isolated project, and additional consideration was required to fully understand the significance of the commission within the wider context of the campus.

The key priorities set out by the client were to instil a sense of pride back into the Macclesfield campus, to retain and enhance the company’s presence within the North West and relocate some of the core corporate departments alongside the manufacturing heart of AZ.

Championed by a forward-thinking client, this project has delivered a workplace transformation and complete overhaul of a once conservative, insular internal culture and way of working. The design process and finished product has been so successful that it will now go on to inform a more progressive approach to workplace design across all AZ sites.

Space Management