Courier Live at Republic


Courier Live at Republic

In September, Republic hosted Courier Live, an event which showcased over 100 of the most exciting people and brands from today’s world of modern business. It was a fantastic day of learning, tasting and networking with 1,500 attendees.

Watch the highlights and take a look at some of the pictures below.

Photos by Tomas Jivanda


Republic and The Great Northern Warehouse in the Press


Republic and The Great Northern Warehouse in the Press

There's been some great features on Republic at East India Dock and The Great Northern Warehouse in Manchester in the press over the last few months, with write ups in both the architectural and mainstream news.

Have a look at some of our favourites below:

DEZEEN: Drone footage reveals 10-storey timber atrium by Studio RHE



THE DOCKLANDS & EAST LONDON ADVERTISER: More firms fleeing City rents are flocking to Dockland’s revamped ‘Republic’ office complex

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: There's a BEACH in Manchester city centre this summer - and it's free

About Manchester: Yogathon commences at the Great Northern

Place North West: Options open for next phase of Great Northern


Trilogy Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management Announced Dual Lettings at East London Creative Campus Republic


Trilogy Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management Announced Dual Lettings at East London Creative Campus Republic



Real estate investment and development business Trilogy Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management today announced that Lebara Mobile and PureGym are set to move to Republic at East India Dock – a next-generation workplace campus aimed at companies priced out of Central London and Shoreditch. 

In advance of Republic’s official launch in July, Lebara Mobile – one of Europe’s fastest growing telecommunications companies – has secured c.15,000 sq ft in the campus’ recently completed Import Building, making the campus its UK headquarters. Currently based in Moorgate, Lebara is set to relocate over 200 staff. The savings in rent will allow the company, known for its innovative product and working culture, to redirect additional investment into employee training, technological upgrades and staff wellbeing. Farebrother advised Lebara on the acquisition of space at Republic and are now retained to project manage the fit out works and relocation. 

The UK’s largest gym operator PureGym has also taken more than 14,200 sq ft of space across two floors in the Import Building, providing Republic tenants with state-of-the-art workout equipment, personal training and invigorating classes. In line with Republic, PureGym will offer its services at a very affordable price point, with preregistrations currently available at a reduced rate of £20 per month. The gym’s fitout has already commenced and is expected to open this summer. 

In 2017, Trilogy Real Estate also appointed Nikki Daniels as Wellness Director of the campus – the first of its kind in the UK. Together with her team, Nikki provides personal training sessions, group classes including yoga and HIIT training classes, as well as advisory services to new and existing tenants who wish to increase the health, wellbeing and productivity of their staff. 

Robert Wolstenholme, Managing Director of Trilogy Real Estate, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Lebara and PureGym to Republic. Both further set the tone of our growing creative and business community, with its focus on wellness and tech. Our recent lettings have cemented Republic as a full-service workplace, providing co-working, fitness and hospitality facilities within one convenient, thriving and affordable hub.” 

Joerg Zeddies, Chief Operating Officer of Lebara, said:

"We wanted to find an inspiring building. A building with more of an inclusive and not exclusive style, in terms of its management and design. We were of course looking to optimize cost whilst staying within London. With Republic we not only found an inspiring building, we also found the right partner to realize our vision. Throughout the whole process, the Trilogy team at Republic reflected the values we were looking for, such as openness, empathy, innovation. Their service was outstanding as they were able to accommodate the large and small details that were very much part of our consideration”. 

Duncan Costin, Property Director at PureGym, said:

“We’re delighted to be adding to our offer in London with a new site at East India. This will be a great facility through which we can offer local residents and workers affordable gym membership.” 

Republic is already home to The Trampery co-working space, award-winning digital agency Threepipe and Deliveroo’s East London recruitment hub. The Gentlemen Baristas and Horticulture restaurant are also soon to move onto the campus, which offers rents averaging in the mid-£30s per sq ft, depending on floor and building location. 

Republic aims to stem the tide of young companies leaving London by creating 600,000 sq ft of truly affordable workplace that meets contemporary professional and personal needs, with a focus on creativity, connectivity, affordability and wellbeing. 

The plans by award-winning architect Studio RHE completely transform the existing first-generation Docklands office development to create a dynamic environment that embodies contemporary work practice. Extensive landscaping is underway, replacing the streets of the original 1990s development, using planting, open water and trees to create a series of external spaces defined by timber porticos and colonnades. 

Updates can be found at and @RepublicLDN

Trilogy Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management have retained Allsop and CBRE as office agents and CF Commercial and CBRE as retail agents for the scheme. 


Summer at The Great Northern Warehouse


Summer at The Great Northern Warehouse

The Great Northern Warehouse is one of the most exciting places to be in Manchester this summer

Alongside The Makers Market, which takes place the first Sunday of every month in the amphitheatre for a ‘display of Manchester’s finest food, drink, art, design and Vintage’, The Great Northern Warehouse has recently hosted a number of events that have drawn in the crowds.

The Makers Market at the Great Northern Warehouse (Photo by  The Makers Market )     

The Makers Market at the Great Northern Warehouse (Photo by The Makers Market)

The Warehouse hosted a Yogathon event organised by The Life Centre North to celebrate World Yoga Day on 21st June. Hundreds of people came down to enjoy the free yoga and meditation classes that took place all day in the Great Northern’s amphitheatre, all in aid of The Booth Centre, one of Manchester’s homeless support charities. The event also received great media coverage, including posts from UNILAD Fitness, Push Doctor and About Manchester.

Yogathon at the Great Northern Warehouse (Photo by  Push Doctor )

Yogathon at the Great Northern Warehouse (Photo by Push Doctor)

Impossible at the Great Northern has become the go-to place to watch the World Cup this summer, hosting the biggest outdoor screen in the city. With deck chairs, picnic benches, a beer garden and amazing weather, Impossible has been drawing in the crowds each match. Manchester Evening News named it the best place in Manchester to watch the World Cup, thanks to the huge screen and its ‘cracking atmosphere’.

Crowds enjoying the World Cup at Impossible (Photo by  Impossible Manchester )

Crowds enjoying the World Cup at Impossible (Photo by Impossible Manchester)

Manchester235 is also hosting the Carlsberg Pop Up Sports Bar this summer. With coverage of the World Cup, the Premier League and Wimbledon to name a few, Manchester Weekly News states that the bar is ‘unrivalled’ for its coverage of sporting events.

On 8th June, Tyson Fury held his weigh in for his fight at Manchester Arena in the amphitheatre of the Great Northern Warehouse.


Trilogy Real Estate and Peterson Group win planning consent for the transformation of Manchester’s Great Northern Square, Great Northern Warehouse and Deansgate Terraces


Trilogy Real Estate and Peterson Group win planning consent for the transformation of Manchester’s Great Northern Square, Great Northern Warehouse and Deansgate Terraces

Designs by architect SimpsonHaugh and landscape specialist Planit-IE focus on the creation of a world-class urban quarter and celebrate the heritage of a Manchester landmark - The Great Northern Warehouse.

Trilogy Real Estate and Peterson Group’s plans for the transformation of the grade II* listed Great Northern Warehouse, along with Deansgate Terraces and Great Northern Square have been given planning consent by Manchester City Council. Since acquiring the Great Northern in 2013, the partnership of Trilogy and Peterson has been developing a series of proposals in a ten-year plan to bring to life one of Manchester’s most historic and strategically significant regeneration areas.

The public was consulted extensively during the planning process, with the partnership hosting two public exhibitions in August 2017 and a series of consultation events that engaged over 200 local residents and stakeholders.

The plans have been drawn up by a team of consultants that includes masterplanner Will Alsop’s aLL Design, architect SimpsonHaugh, Altrincham-based landscape specialist Planit-IE and interior architect Johnson Naylor. Deloitte Real Estate acted as advisors on planning and 2110 Consult was project manager.

Robert Wolstenholme of Trilogy Real Estate said:

“The Great Northern Warehouse and Square offer one of the most significant regeneration opportunities in Manchester city centre, and we are delighted that this first phase of our ten-year plan to revitalise the site has been approved by Manchester City Council
“This will be the first part of a scheme to regenerate 6.5 acres of Manchester’s civic centre and to open up Petersfield as a walkable ‘live, work and play’ neighbourhood for the City.
“Petersfield was the location of two defining moments in the UK’s political and cultural history, namely the Peterloo Massacre in August 1819 and the birth of Punk at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in June 1976.
“Maxine Peake’s incredible recital of Shelley’s ‘Masque of Anarchy’ at the Manchester International Festival in 2013, just yards from the location of these historic events, gave us the inspiration to incorporate verses from Shelly’s poem into the architecture of our development – this is our way to celebrate the best of the “Great North”.

Nick Owen, Partner at SimpsonHaugh said:

“We are very pleased that the proposals for this important site have been approved.  Our design approach was shaped by the key principles of respecting and celebrating the site’s heritage assets and transforming the existing public realm. By stripping back the obtrusive modern additions and sensitively repairing and enhancing the original fabric, we aim to reveal this great building for the public to enjoy.”

Trilogy and Peterson see the current use of the Great Northern Warehouse as a car park as completely at odds with the quality and heritage value of the building. The designs propose to revive the Great Northern Warehouse by converting the upper three storeys to high quality residential accommodation, stripping away modern additions like the parking ramps to reveal the building’s historic character and conserve its heritage. In addition Deansgate Terraces will be renovated to create a high quality retail street at ground level, with residences on the upper floors. A total of 142 new homes will be created by the development, and 44,000 sq ft of commercial space will be brought to market.

Across the site, public space will be increased by over 25%, from around 6,200sq m to 7,850sq m. The designers have placed pedestrian access at the top of their priorities, proposing new high quality, legible and accessible pedestrian routes across the site, lined with front doors, shops and cafes to provide an active, welcoming environment.

Great Northern Square has been reimagined to create a new urban oasis that will boost local biodiversity and provide a place for families, local residents and workers to relax. The existing amphitheatre will be covered over, with a lawn placed on top and broad-leaved trees planted. The new square will be more attractive and easier to navigate for those passing through. Under the square, a series of water tanks are proposed to collect rainwater that will provide irrigation for the new trees and sustainable water uses within the apartments.

One of the highlights of the new public realm is an artwork on the terminating wall of the Deansgate Terrace featuring engraved verses from Shelley’s Masque of Anarchy. Trilogy and Peterson hope to have this in place in time for the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, which the poem commemorates.

Dean Street, a new pedestrian street, will run parallel to Deansgate, providing retail units ideally suited for independent retailers, cafés restaurants and bars. Public realm on top of the former railway lines will be activated by relocating the entrance to the existing cinema alongside proposed gym and restaurant entrances.

Built by Great Northern Railway between 1896 -1899, the Grade II* listed Great Northern Warehouse is visually striking evidence of Manchester’s industrial past. The original glazed brick lettering along the upper level of all four elevations of the warehouse is a local landmark that can be seen across the city.

Further phases of the transformation are currently in the early stages of consultation, with plans to deliver the project over the next ten years.