1 Hardman Boulevard is our nine storey office located in Spinningfields,
a cosmopolitan district right in the heart of Manchester. Teams based at
Hardman support all of our brands, businesses and functions. You'll find
everything here from telephony and transformation to HR and
communications support. Our Manchester hub is a great place to develop
your career, with lots of opportunities to progress. The facilities here
are great too. If you want to grab a bite to eat without leaving the
office, an on-site subsidised restaurant draws inspiration from cuisines
around the world. There's also an Entrepreneur Accelerator located on
our first floor, a free, collaborative office space and development
programme for start-up and scale-up businesses.
Dubbed Manchester's answer to London's Canary Wharf, Spinningfields is a
vibrant area of the city. It's the leading regional business quarter in
the UK, and is home to dozens of world class financial and commercial
It's a fantastic place to work – a stroll around the area offers
charming green spaces and an abundance of bars and restaurants. Local
gyms make it easy to fit in a lunch time fitness session, and if you
like to shop, you'll find Harvey Nic's, Selfridges and the Arndale
shopping centre around the corner too.
There's more to Spinningfields than shops and fancy places to eat and
drink, though. It's firmly established as a venue for culture and
entertainment, playing host to public art pieces and home to The John
Rylands Library and People's History Museum. The office itself sits next
to the River Irwell, a picturesque setting for your lunch on any day.
“What I love about Manchester is that you don't have to
sacrifice a nice area for low-cost living. I could never have afforded
the lifestyle I have here back at home. Plus you're on the doorstep of
the most amazing countryside, including the Dales, the Peaks and the
Lakes. It's the perfect mix of city and country.”
Catherine Nangle, Communications & Marketing
One of the best things about Manchester is how easy it is to get from A
to B. There's a free bus service that stops at key points around the
city, including Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly train stations,
that'll drop you right outside the office. The Metrolink is a quick way
to get around the city too.
If you're commuting into Manchester, it's still easy to get into and out
of the city. There are several major rail stations nearby that offer
direct services to Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield, and
they're only a 10-20 minute walk from the office.
If you prefer to do your commute on two wheels, our office has bike
racks for you to store your bike in. There's also a car park close by,
which offers parking at a reduced price to NatWest Group workers.