Manchester-based Inc & Co has announced the launch of a brand new concept which will open later this year. The Campus has been developed to include a flexible workspace, pop-up retail and an urban food hall, along with an interactive leisure area including a bar and digital table games.
The concept was dreamt up by the teams behind Inc Retail and parent company Inc & Co to revolutionise the way people shop, work, and play.
Jack Mason, Inc & Co Group CEO, said, “The Campus will disrupt Manchester’s retail landscape and the standard shopping centre retail experience that the people of Manchester may be used to. Utilising the great expertise and companies we have within the Inc & Co group, our scheme will lead the way for future hybrid retail, workspace, F&B and leisure destinations. We will continue to develop and grow The Campus brand and offering to deliver a best-in-class experience that adapts to local consumers’ changing needs.”
Inc Retail has brands such as fashion brand KNOMO London, high street Eatery Chop’d and on-demand laundry app, Laundrapp.
Dan Shaw, MD of Inc Retail, said, “We are delighted to be launching The Campus, our biggest move yet in redefining the retail landscape. The Campus will redefine how consumers use retail spaces, and it will bring together people to allow them to work, shop, eat and play under one roof. Whilst also solving a growing challenge of repurposing vacant retail space. We are excited to be launching our first site in Manchester later this year, followed by further sites in the second half of 2022.”
The Campus is a unique and inclusive destination in cities for the new modern consumer to spend the day and evening in. Convenience, experience, and discovery will be at the centre of The Campus, supporting local brands and bringing new brands to market for the first time in physical retail space. Plans are afoot to launch 10 sites in the U.K by 2023 and with sites in all major cities within 5 years.
Inc Retail’s sister company, incspaces, an expert, flexible workspace provider, will manage the workspace area within The Campus. Building on their high-quality offerings that already exist across the country and demonstrating the collaboration between the companies within the Inc & Co group.
The Campus is designed to occupy large-format vacant retail spaces of circa- 25,000 sq. ft, solving a growing challenge within the retail and property industry; how to repurpose void retail spaces with long-term, high-quality schemes that will revitalise shopping centres, increase footfall and have a strong positive effect on asset value for landlords.
Learn more at: www.the-campus.co.uk