“TopBrewer really feels ahead of its time in terms of functionality and design. It really fits with our ethos of providing a luxurious space and our members love being able to make their coffee touch-free using the app.” Grace Jennings, Project Manager, ByColony

ByColony chooses TopBrewer for their luxurious serviced offices in the North West

ByColony operates a collection of luxurious commercial properties across the North West, offering serviced offices, flexible coworking and multifunction event spaces with vibrant, uncompromising design and attention to detail to create the perfect professional environment. 

Keen to step away from the traditional serviced office and coworking model, ByColony spaces have been designed with luxury and elegance in mind, combining the comfort and aesthetics of residential design with the functionality of commercial spaces. Grace Jennings, Project Manager, comments:

“You spend such a huge amount of time in the office, so we wanted to bring our spaces up to a residential standard to really enhance the experience. We found that most spaces were either white and clinical, or a bit too edgy, so we wanted to break the mould and provide a professional but luxurious space for our members.”

ByColony worked with APM Design to design their spaces, starting with The Colony in Wilmslow, followed by The Tannery in Stockport. ByColony’s co-founder, Ed Kershaw, first saw TopBrewer at TAG Farnborough airport, and was impressed by the app interface and self-service possibilities. As a result they worked with their designer to incorporate TopBrewer into their spaces. 

“We really loved the design of the TopBrewer. The two spaces are so different – The Tannery is a heritage building that dates back to 1855, whereas The Colony is a modern new build – but the TopBrewer works well and fits in seamlessly in both spaces. It adds a real focal point to the space without detracting from the overall design.”

“All of the feedback from our members has been positive. They think it looks really cool and fits with the high end aesthetic, but also makes great coffee. I can’t sing its praises enough!”

Knowing that a premium coffee solution plays a vital role in the future of office space, ByColony chose TopBrewer to offer a barista-quality, self-service coffee experience for members. After the positive feedback they received from installing TopBrewer in the bar / lounge area at The Colony Wilmslow, they installed a second machine in the lounge area of their Stockport location, The Tannery. As both spaces see a high amount of usage from members, it was vital to install a coffee machine that could not only cope with demand, but that would also be easy for members to use and simple to maintain. TopBrewer can deliver up to 400 drinks per day, with no downtime needed between drinks, making it the perfect choice for busy areas.

ByColony were initially drawn to TopBrewer because of its intuitive app interface, and its digitally-driven platform has only become more important since the start of the Covid19 pandemic. Members are able to customise, order, and pay for their TopBrewer drink using the app on their personal device, or through voice control on Siri-enabled devices, and ByColony’s management team are able to remotely view insights, data and diagnostics from each machine.  

“TopBrewer really feels ahead of its time in terms of functionality and design. It really fits with our ethos of providing a luxurious space and our members love being able to make their coffee touch-free using the app.”

For ByColony, the ability to streamline their suppliers and their beverage solutions into one made all the difference; freeing up employee time, reducing costs and allowing them to relax a bit, knowing that their members would be enjoying a first-class experience every time.

“The fact that we now have one supplier has made things so much easier. We used to source from so many companies, and we’d have endless hassle and additional costs. Now we know everything is covered. The TopBrewer team takes care of it all, everything is tried and tested, and we know our members are going to have a great experience.”

“From a branding perspective it’s been great. Our members don’t need to leave the site to get a good coffee, and they’re using our branded cups and taking them out and about with them when they leave. We are also having our logo laser etched onto the TopBrewer swan neck, which really adds to the high end vibe.”


Simon Bracken, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Scanomat UK & Ireland comments:

“ByColony have created two fantastic spaces, putting the North West on the map in terms of high-quality, luxurious work spaces. The coffee experience plays an integral role in flexible work spaces like The Colony and The Tannery, and we’re thrilled they chose TopBrewer to serve barista-quality coffee to their members.”


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