Occupier Profiles: Meet COUCH Health at 5 Richmond Street, Manchester

| Leanne Forshaw Jones

Canning O’Neill’s Manchester office team is proud to work with occupiers of all sizes as they find new workspaces across the city. Earlier this year, our team helped COUCH Health move into an Urban Splash building in Manchester’s gay village. This colourful and vibrant setting is the perfect base for founder Ash Rishi and here, he tells us more.

We love being in the heart of Manchester and are really pleased that we chose Richmond Street as our home.

We ‘fight the good fight’, amplifying the voices of patients and communities as they strive to access healthcare – an area that’s increasingly under pressure. It’s a business I founded following my dad’s death from cancer; experts failed to thoroughly assess him, and his symptoms were missed for many years due to biases from healthcare practitioners. I wanted to counter that, creating a company that’s sole purpose would prevent other families from going through what we did.

The business has continued to grow in line with that vision, and last year we set about finding a new place to call COUCH’s home. It was a process I hadn’t gone through before so I called on Canning O’Neill to help; we’d spoken to John and his team a few years prior and no hesitation in catching back up and asking them to help us.

We’d set our sights on finding our first leased premises, and the Canning O’Neill team was great in coaching us through that process, explaining each step and then introducing us to a landlord that was flexible and understood our mission. Urban Splash are exactly that and I’m grateful to Canning O’Neill for pairing us up.

Fast forward to earlier this year and we made Urban Splash’s Richmond Street our home. This is a great building too, with a lot of personality and features like exposed brickwork, beams and pillars. It’s a really striking workspace that’s inspiring – and somewhere I’m proud to show clients around.

I’m really pleased to be based here as we grow.

Find out more about the final remaining space at 5 Richmond Street here.