Coffee Shop chain brews up first project in the north

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The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs chain is expanding its business in the UK by launching a branch in Manchester.

Arriving in Summer 2017 at the approximately 3000sq ft premises of Faulkner House, New York Street, the coffee shop will be the company’s first location in the North of England.

It will also be its second location outside of the capital and the company’s largest to date. Located in close proximity to several large offices, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs will benefit from the area’s high population.

James Tootle, retail surveyor from the property company Bruntwood, said: “Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is a fantastic addition to this busy metropolitan area of Manchester.

“As importantly, both companies share very similar values, with Department of Coffee and Social Affairs’ strong commitments to partnership and social impact reflecting our own ethos of supporting the communities in which we operate.”

The announcement follows the recent news that Bruntwood has signed Five Guys, Loungers and the Co-op at University Green, which is part of the University of Manchester’s £1 billion Campus Master plan and redevelopment.

Designed by architects Urban & Country and Waugh Thistleton Architects, the Manchester coffee shop will be in keeping with the brand’s philosophy that no two locations look alike.

The work on the site is underway and marks the company’s 16th coffee shop in the UK.

In addition to serving coffee, cakes and food, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is focused on large-scale humanitarian work in the UK and abroad as highlighted in the company’s Social Impact Report for 2017.

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