Experience TopBrewer at Manchester's Newest Design Hub, Material Source Studio

Manchester's Newest Design Hub

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Material Source

A world class product & materials hub for architects & designers

Material Source Studio has opened its doors, offering architects and designers in the North West the opportunity to immerse themselves in ‘beautifully useful’ products and materials, and we’re thrilled to be a founding partner and provide a premium, barista-quality and sustainably designed coffee experience in the space.

The first of its kind in the UK, the 15,000sqft studio is situated in Manchester’s Grade II listed Hanover Building and features a wealth of inspirational exhibits and interactive displays from 35 leading brands operating in the commercial interiors and built environment sectors. 


It also includes an 80-seat theatre, a CPD area, a 300+ book library, 7 meeting spaces, a co-working hub and a podcast studio. Plus, an internal garden and a fully mature, 6-metre tree, spanning both floors.

Fusing the creative acumen of Darren Clanford with the operational experience of Michael Rogan, Material Source Studio was a venture born out of a desire to support and champion the North West’s creative communities. The addition of David Smalley as commercial director bolstered the vast amounts of experience both Darren and Michael bring to the table.

The Studio has been designed by the team at Material Source led by Darren, the partners and the A&D community. I’d like it to be used by everyone as a place to work, meet and, also, socialise.

Michael Rogan, Operations Director and co-founder of Material Source Studio

Manchester’s Newest Design Hub

Founding Partners

Best in the business: 35 built environment brands showcase their products to visitors

Making up the Studio’s core offering are bespoke partner PODs – created by neighbouring design and build studio, Tim Denton - and showcasing paint, tiles, flooring and wallcoverings, furniture, lighting and smart solutions, fabric, bathroom accessories, plants and acoustic panels. 



In addition to the interactive PODs, products from all partners are featured in-situ throughout the space, offering further inspiration to visitors. The entire scheme has been developed by creative director, Darren Clanford, who carefully curated a unique ambience for every zone.

The full list of founding partners can be found here.

Working with products and materials from the best built environment brands in the business allowed us to create a versatile palette of dynamic, on-trend schemes.

Darren Clanford, Creative Director and co-founder of Material Source Studio

Experience TopBrewer

TopBrewer was thoughtfully and carefully created to bring together beautiful Danish design with a premium coffee experience. We’re delighted to have partnered with Material Source to provide a barista-quality and sustainably designed coffee experience to provide inspiration & innovation for the A&D community in the North West and beyond.

From the staff breakout space to the CEO’s office, and everywhere in between, with only the sleek swan neck tap visible above the counter, with TopBrewer we have given you freedom to design your space without worrying where your premium coffee offering might fit. The Studio will also showcase TopBrewer’s connected technology and visitors will be able to enjoy a personalised touchless coffee experience with the TopBrewer app. With a full menu of artisan drinks including steaming hot, chilled and sparkling water – TopBrewer has something to suit all tastes and combines multiple machines into one minimal solution.

We look forward to welcoming guests to the The Studio with barista-quality coffee. The Studio’s opening hours are 10am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday (closed weekends and bank holidays), and it operates an open-door policy. Events will be advertised on materialsource.co.uk, where you can also find out more information on all partners.

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