Ticketmaster UK

Worldwide entertainment industry leader, Ticketmaster UK, selected rischegroup to fit-out new accommodation for over 300 employees in the heart of Manchester at historic Grade II listed-building Sevendale House in the city’s iconic Northern Quarter.

Ticketmaster UK is the world’s largest event management and ticket distributor, working within the theatre, music, sporting industries and more. They came to us with a need to develop their new offices into a dynamic, inspiring place of work which reflected their exciting and fast-paced industry. Our brief was to create a modern and professional environment which will become an iconic office space in Manchester, paying homage to the cultural heritage of both the company and the building’s historic surroundings. As a result, we were also challenged with complying with necessary listed-building planning and building regulations while meeting all of the requirements of a modern workforce.

Within this design and build contract we fitted out Ticketmaster’s new offices which span over three floors. The fit-out required us to design a secure print and store area for a large digital printer and other finishing machinery. To reduce the noise levels from the ticket printing machines, we improved the acoustic properties of the space by installing new partitioning and a suspended ceiling.

Among designing the boardroom, training room, offices, food preparation and eating areas, we also designed a bespoke breakout facility; this comprised of informal meeting areas, a FIFA gaming zone, a library and a TV area. Wall art displaying tickets and posters for Ticketmaster events feature prominently throughout the building, and Manchester street artist Kelzo was commissioned to produce a hand-painted graffiti mural, depicting scenes of both traditional and contemporary Manchester culture.

Carried out by a team of rische professionals, the fit-out and full relocation of all personnel from their old offices to the new was completed in 14 weeks, and all staff were ready to move in immediately on the first Monday after the lease at their old premises had ended.

"We wanted to make sure that our employees have a great space to work in so that they can feel comfortable and have fun at work. The office has been designed to fit our needs while injecting something a bit different into office life, with graffiti on the walls, space for our people to relax and our very own wall of tickets."Andrew Parsons, Managing Director of Ticketmaster UK
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