Ziferblat, the pay as you go café and workspace concept, is opening its fifth UK site and third in Manchester.

The Russia founded concept, which charges guests 8p per minute for snacks, drinks and wifi, is taking over a Grade II listed former townhouse at 65 Princess Street.

The four-storey space will include two public sitting rooms, six meeting rooms available for private hire, with the ground floor opening out into a garden courtyard at the back, and outside tables and chairs at the front.

Ziferblat now has more than 20 sites across Europe and plans to expand to Bristol, Sheffield, Leeds, Edinburgh, Belfast and Glasgow.

Gareth Harold, head of operations, said: “We’ve got big plans for our new St Peter’s Square site and we’re so excited to be adding another branch to the Ziferblat family.

“We have wanted to find a suitable site in this part of Manchester for some time. As well as the requirement for a Ziferblat from the public on Princess Street there is a vibrant community of startups, agile workers and meeting room demand in this part of the city and we want to be a part of it.”