Rapid expansion Degree 53 moves to the heart of Manchester

Manchester-based industry focused UX design and development agency Degree 53 has moved offices, taking two floors within the historic Steam Packet House on Cross Street in the heart of Manchester city centre.

Updating stakeholders, Degree 53 management details that a new office was needed to fulfil the company’s rapid expansion in projects and staff headcount.

Last February, the specialist agency announced a recruitment drive to aid the delivery of new igaming/betting contracts secured by the company. Detailing its growth,  In 2017 Degree 53 has undertaken 30 new hires, taking its headcount to +75 staff members.

The new offices have been refurbished to provide a collaborative, modern space for the teams, with larger breakout and kitchen areas across the two floors. As a celebration of their core skills, the decor in meeting rooms is inspired by Las Vegas casinos.

Andrew Daniels Managing Director at Degree 53 says: “It’s been an exciting year for us in terms of growth and expanding our team with talented individuals. The gaming division has been evolving rapidly and we’ve recruited more people than we’d originally planned for. We’ve created brand new positions to bring more structure and additional expertise to support our projects.”

He continues: “The new office in Steam Packet House is fantastic and will no doubt inspire more creativity in our team members. There’s enough space for additional hires, as we’re looking to fill a number of positions over the next six months. We work with clients and partners from all over the world and being located in the centre of Manchester will make their visits much more convenient. We look forward to welcoming them in the new office.“