Introducing Bassajamba!

Welcome to Bassajamba, our newest tenants, a social enterprise doing great work in promoting diversity in science, tech and health across Manchester.

"We collaborate with a range of stakeholders including the community/voluntary sector, marginalised groups, academia and industry.  Our vision is a future where science and tech can work to the benefit of all.  

We plan and organise audacious and inspiring science based projects for hard to reach or underrepresented groups.  We have piloted several initiatives including a music inspired programme of workshops within deprived areas with scientists from Manchester University, a digital tool for autistic children which uses stories captured from Migrant communities and our newest initiative will work toward prevention of domestic abuse through work with Manchester Dental School. Our ethos is to value the resources, needs, achievement and contribution of all communities for nothing short of revolutionising diversity within science, tech and health."

Reina Yaidoo, Bassajamba


SheSaysMCR x Platform Four event - 9th May

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting 'Deconstructing Personal Brands', a workshop event by SheSaysMCR.

This is the introductory event from the team at 'How Might We'. In this two-hour workshop event, you'll be given the tools to uncover your personal values and purpose. You'll then be given insight into the digital and offline platforms that will help you build your own personal brand.

The event is FREE and begins at 6:30pm until 9pm at Platform Four.

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Welcoming Platform MCR

We are pleased to have Platform MCR working with us, not only do we love their name, we also love what they do!

"Platform Mcr CIC provides a platform for creative change-makers. We are a diverse bunch of cool people doing fun, creative and challenging things! Platform Mcr CIC is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We aim to enable social innovation, encourage creativity, and tackle inequality.

Platform Mcr works across Greater Manchester in 3 ways:

  1. By running creative and empowering projects within under-served communities

  2. By supporting people to bring fresh ideas for new projects and creative initiatives to life

  3. By adding value to a diverse network of creatives and change- makers, strengthening community assets and local networks. "

Beth Powell, Platform MCR

Welcome to Manifest Arts!

We are very pleased to welcome Manifest Arts to Platform Four, our first non-profit tenants!

Manifest Arts is a grassroots festival directed by John Lynch, Roger Bygott and Elisa Artesero that shines a light on the creative talent working in both Manchester and Salford.

Roger & Elisa

Roger & Elisa

"Manifest Arts showcases the talent of North West based contemporary artists in a series of exhibitions, a festival and creative projects across Manchester, Salford and Bolton.

Following on from a successful 2015 pilot festival, our expanded 2017 festival runs from 5-9th July." says Elisa,

"Designed to take advantage of the increased creative and media spotlight on the city as a result of the Manchester International Festival, we want to give visitors a flavour of some of the creative activity taking place across the region all year round."

John & Roger

John & Roger

"We are developing a programme of exhibitions and events at some of Greater Manchester’s prestigious institutions, such as Manchester Craft and Design Centre, The Portico Library, Castlefield Gallery, HOME, NEO:Gallery, and The Horsfall Space. We are also coordinating many of the active artists’ studios to have open days to give a closer look at the scope of art being created in our region.

From large mills and industrial spaces to more intimate buildings, each studio has its own character and creative output. We are organising the open studios by area and day, in order to make it easier to navigate between them over the weekend."

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What is BuyGiveWork?


At Platform Four, we want to provide support to local non-profits and early stage start-ups as well as desk space for small businesses. We started our BuyGiveWork scheme at our partner London project Keeton's and Collett, and are now bringing it to Manchester. For every space purchased one will be given away to a non-profit serving the local area, an early stage start-up, or for an experimental community-led idea.

BuyGiveWork gives businesses the opportunity to support and mentor local projects as well as younger businesses the chance to gain knowledge and insight from more established companies.

Application Criteria:

You must be a charity, non-profit, or early stage start-up (less than 6 months incorporated).
Applications will be judged based on originality of concept, social impact and local benefit.

If you would like to join Platform Four as part of BuyGiveWork, please email Georgina at outlining how you fit the criteria.

Welcome to Platform Four

Platform Four is a new co-working space from 3Space in Manchester. We've been very busy over the last few months working with local craftspeople building a unique hub with spectacular views of the city and Manchester's longest communal table (we think!), that will serve as a hot desk for local non-profits and start ups as part of our BuyGiveWork scheme.

We've also built a number of office pods for upwards of six people, perfect for small businesses looking for a new space to work. These pod will be available to rent as an entire office or as a fixed desk.

We will be opening in March 2017.

Interested in joining us?