The Hut Group building showroom in Manchester city centre
Online retailer The Hut Group has acquired a 12,000 sq. ft. ground floor and basement space within the 100 King Street building in Manchester city centre.
It will convert the former Jamie’s Italian restaurant site into a ‘World of The Hut Group’ retail and experiential marketing space, designed to showcase its health and beauty brands. Matthew Moulding, Founder and CEO, The Hut Group, says: “We are continuously looking at original ways to deliver the most engaging retail and wellbeing experience. The acquisition of the iconic 100 King Street site further expands our innovative marketing infrastructure.”
“The development programme to create the World of THG will provide a new and innovative environment for customers and influencers to discover and fully experience our prestigious brands. In addition, while continuing to expand our international presence, as a Manchester-born business we’re committed to the north west and growing our employment base in the region.”
Meanwhile, the company recently broke ground on Icon, its new logistics and global content creation studio at Manchester Airport. The initiative will create circa 2,000 new roles. Within the next 12 months, The Hut Group will also start work on THQ, its new business campus, pitched as the UK’s largest bespoke office development outside London.