London cafe brand Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is launching its first site in the North of England at Manchester’s Faulkner House development.
The firm is opening a 3,000 sq ft store at the Bruntwood building on New York Street this summer.
Designed by Urban & Country and Waugh Thistleton Architects, the Manchester outlet will be Department of Coffee and Social Affairs’ 16th UK branch, but only its second outside of London.
James Tootle, retail surveyor at Bruntwood, says: “Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is a fantastic addition to this busy metropolitan area of Manchester and we are delighted they have made their move to the north with Bruntwood.
“As importantly, both companies share very similar values, with Department of Coffee and Social Affairs’ strong commitments to partnership and social impact reflecting our own ethos of supporting the communities in which we operate.”
As well as serving a range of speciality coffees and artisan food, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is involved in humanitarian projects and publishes a ‘Social Impact Report’ which is available to pick up at its stores.
The firm’s site at Faulkner House will be its largest to date.