The population of Greater Manchester is 2.7 million and the population of the city is predicted to rise by 12.8% by 2021. Importantly for the leisure sector the highest growth rate is amongst the 25-29 age group, which grew by 54.5% between 2001-2014 in the city.
Spinningfields Office location which includes national operators such as Nando’s, Carluccio’s and Wagamama in the first phase. More recent lettings have been to Living Ventures, Comptoir, Fazenda, Iberica, Thaikhun, D&D London and Drake and Morgan.
John Dalton Street Is an established location for casual dining with the likes of Bills and Byron, and more premium casual dining brands such as Restaurant Bar & Grill and Grill on the Alley. In addition, it runs parallel to the pedestrianised section of King Street that has attracted independent operators such as El Gato Negro that are targeting the premium casual dining sector.
Albert Square & St Peter’s Square To the south, John Dalton Street connects to Albert Square and St Peter’s Square where operators now include Reds True BBQ, Caffé Grande by Piccolino, Albert Square Chop House, The French & Mr Cooper’s House and Garden by Simon Rogan and San Carlo. Drake and Morgan and Wagamama are both due to open in 2017.
Deansgate John Dalton Street connects to Deansgate to the north. This is the original leisure pitch in Manchester, with restaurant and bar operators such as JD Wetherspoons, Slug & Lettuce, Prezzo, Bella Italia and has been strengthened by Living Ventures opening a Botanist and Red Door.
King Street Traditionally home to midmarket operators including All Bar One, Browns, Rosso, Zizzi, Pizza Express, has seen high quality independents El Gato Negro and Grafene open recently.
Northern Quarter Home to a wide range of independent operators providing a mixture of restaurants and late night bars.
John Dalton Street is in the centre of Manchester between Spinningfields and Deansgate to the north and King Street, St Peter’s Square and Albert Square to the south. It’s central position surrounded with a mixture of residential, offices and leisure uses have made it a successful location for occupiers ranging from casual dining brands to more premium operators.
The developer of this property has now secured vacant possession and planning consent to undertake a comprehensive refurbishment of the whole property. It will include 65,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation on the upper floors and 4 new ground floor units fronting John Dalton Street and St. James’s Square and the vision is to:
• Create amazing space so new operators can join this established, proven location in the centre of Manchester.
• Make the most of St. James’s Square, which has been under utilised in the past.
• Rejuvenate the building and make it an attractive choice for office occupiers.
• Contractors on-site now, project completion scheduled for summer 2017
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