Feel Good Club Open a Mental Health & Wellbeing Venue to Launch in Manchester’s Hilton House
CERT Property today announced it has signed its second tenancy agreement in a week, as Feel Good Club is set to move into the recently restored Hilton House in the Northern Quarter.
The first of its kind, mental health & wellbeing venue, will open this summer within an ambitious 2,800ft space on the first floor, thanks to investment from the property management company.
The new coffee house is currently in the design phase, and will house a dedicated events space, pop-up galleries featuring local artists, and break out spaces for the Feel Good community to connect.
As well as serving the tenants of Hilton House, the new coffee house will be open to the public, with resources for local corporates, including the ability to privately hire the new events space, and book bespoke employee engagement workshops with the Feel Good team.
There will be regular events within the new coffee house, including yoga, wellbeing talks, cinema nights, plus a series of workshops. All staff will be mental health first aid trained, with the practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues, and the knowledge to offer support.
Every Friday, the venue will host Freelance Fridays, where self employed people from all sectors are invited to join the team to use the space for free, and to network with other freelancers creating a community and a sense of team for those who don’t have their own.
Howard Lord, Managing Director of CERT Property said “Our vision for this property has always been to build a community, and to bring like minded people together. It was clear from the outset that our values aligned with those of Feel Good Club, and we are delighted to announce that they will be our second tenant at Hilton House.”
“We have already built a beautiful relationship with Aimie & Keira, and our aim together now is to build a community, one building at a time”
Keira said “Our dream has always been to bring our online community, offline and create a space where people can be themselves and talk about their feelings and mental health openly. The first ever Feel Good Club encompasses music, events, and community, and is a club where you can be yourself, alone or with company. ”
“When we met with Howard at CERT Property and we realised they shared our vision, our dream started to look like a reality. It is incredible that even at this turbulent time, we have managed to secure investment and are able to make this happen.”
Aimie added “It was clear to us when we started the Feel Good Club online, that our community was shouting out for a place they could call their own. We want to create a space where our guests feel like they are at home. It will be our house, your house and a coffee house. ”
“We are thrilled to be working with CERT Property and we can’t wait to see where this relationship takes us next”
Designed by renowned 1960s architect Richard Seifert, brutalist building Hilton House has been a hidden gem at the end of Hilton Street for decades and developer and owner CERT recently completed an extensive refurbishment project to bring the building back to life.
The refurbishment works, carried out by Ancoats-based contractor Armitage Construction, included extending and completely upgrading the envelope of the building, replacing existing windows with floor to ceiling windows and internally uncovering and celebrating the building’s original features, including parquet floors discovered under old carpet and terracotta ceilings hidden under plasterboard.
More information on the new development can be found at certproperty.co.uk/projects/hilton-house/
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