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Office space in Ashton under Lyne

If you’re looking for an office to rent in Greater Manchester, but avoiding the heart of the city centre, you might be swayed by Ashton-under-Lyne’s Victorian charm. Why not hop on the tram and visit Office Genie’s guide to this vibrant and developing area?

Why rent offices in Ashton under Lyne?

Explore Ashton-under-Lyne’s old town centre and you’ll find a wealth of original Victorian buildings, which are protected as a conservation area by local Tameside council. There are all the high street names you’d expect to find here, but also a six-day outdoor market originating  in Mediaeval times, a flea market on weekdays and a farmer’s market that is the largest in the region. The 13,000 square metre Ashton Arcades shopping centre also serves the area, while Ashton Leisure Park is a restaurant and leisure complex just west of the town centre, with a 14-screen and Imax cinema and a bowling alley.

There’s plenty of development going on here. The Ashton Regeneration Area is a ten-year project to boost employment, health and education in the area, which has seen £42m in investment in the St Petersfield area to create a new business district and create 2,000 jobs. Ashton Market Hall has seen £15m in renovation in recent years, while Tameside Hospital is being revamped and a new golf course has been planned.

Local cultural attractions include the museum of the Manchester Regiment located in the Grade II-listed Ashton Town Hall, and the Portland Basin heritage centre and museum, celebrating life on the old Ashton canal. There are five parks in Ashton, three of which have won Green Flag Awards.

Ashton-under-Lyne’s location away from the heart of Manchester makes it easily accessible and helps cut those city centre office costs. It has three stations served by the Manchester Metrolink tram system, which runs to Manchester Piccadilly station in just under half an hour. There are regular rail services from Ashton-under-Lyne station to Manchester Victoria (10-15 minutes) and Huddersfield (35 minutes). You can get to Dewsbury in 50 minutes and Leeds in an hour. London is around three hours by rail.

The M60 cuts through the west of Ashton-under-Lyne, giving easy access to the M56 (15 minutes away) and the M6 (30 minutes by car). The M62 and M66 are less than 15 minutes drive north, while the Peak District National Park is just 20 minutes away to the east by car.

Ashton under Lyne: Your office space options

There’s a wide range of offices for rent here – plenty of conversions from Ashton’s Victorian industrial stock, plus brand new developments. Whether you need to rent cheap desk space in a shared office on flexible terms, or a flexible, all-inclusive, high-specification executive suite in a serviced office, we’ll have it on our site. And when you’re ready to put down more roots and take more control of your office space, investigate our listings of unfurnished traditional office spaces on a long-term lease.

If you don’t see your ideal office straight away, do come back often, as our stock is continually being updated. Or why not search in nearby Stockport, Oldham or Hyde for a wide range of offices at different price points. Alternatively, just call the number at the top of the page to speak to one of our helpful Office Genies who can point you in just the right direction.

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