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Google’s innovative Digital Garage has arrived in Manchester as part of the brand's drive to help thousands of people improve their digital skills for free.

Where, When

Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham 2017

About the client

Google is an American multinational technology company that specialises in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, hardware and now education.

A bit more detail

The Digital Garage is part of an initiative to help 100,000 people in the UK find a job or grow in their career by offering free digital skills in more than 200 towns and cities. The services offered are for everyone, from people who feel digitally under-confident, to professionals wishing to enhance their careers with advanced skills. Most importantly every service offered is free, and aims to unlock digital potential of all attendees, opening up a world of possibilities. The vision to create a welcoming environment that echoes Google’s inclusive message; therefore this garage centres on a human level of service that’s all about face-to-face interaction.


The number of topics taught is vast, from how to code, to how to grow your business using social media, and all course materials are provided for. The environment is fully flexible and adaptable for different locations and store sizes. The modular framework features vibrant pegboard panels that create spaces to accommodate any combination of one-on-one conversations and small workshops. Transparent sliding screens replace traditional physical barriers and create a sense of privacy while retaining the store’s open atmosphere. On the pegboards, brand content is mixed with large-scale graphics inspired by the store’s locality.

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5-8 Hardwick Street London EC1R 4RG - UK

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