Jaw dropping workspace

The Refuge

25 seats

17 amenities

Hosted by Paul

Key features

  • Iconic space
  • Opulent interior
  • Inspiring work spaces


A workspace like no other. The Refuge by Volta is a jaw-dropping late-Victorian hotel building remodelled for the 21st century. A staggering 10,000 sq ft space that has been cleverly carved up into atmospheric areas perfect for focussed work or collaborative learning. A 139-cover restaurant with an open kitchen, cosy booths, and a private dining room. Lie next to a winter garden, housed inside a glass atrium cascading with natural sunlight. Modern design features such as 1920s inspired light shades, industrial bar and stylised chairs have been designed to compliment the original features of the building.

Please note, external food & drink is not allowed in this venue.


  • breakout
  • cafe
  • coffee station
  • comfy chairs
  • covid cleaning
  • disabled access
  • event space
  • games room
  • meeting rooms
  • parking
  • power sockets
  • private phone
  • quiet space
  • reception
  • sanitiser
  • toilet sink
  • water station

Opening times

  • Monday: 09:00 AM-05:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 09:00 AM-05:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 09:00 AM-05:30 PM
  • Thursday: 09:00 AM-05:30 PM
  • Friday: 09:00 AM-05:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About the Neighbourhood

The Oxford Road Corridor is the site of serious scientific innovation; here, you can visit the place where the atom was split, and doff your cap to the building dedicated to pioneering computer scientist and code breaker Alan Turing. Once home to philosopher Friedrich Engels and writer Elizabeth Gaskell, the area can boast its fair share of artistic prestige, too. Here, history and innovation still exist side by side.


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Escape the hustle and bustle of Oxford Rd and elevate your workday with one of the most elegant buildings in Manchester. We look forward to welcoming you.

Product Location

The Refuge, Oxford Street, Manchester, UK