Catering revamp for Manchester Arndale
Published: 24 June, 2016
M&G Real Estate and intu announce £11m F&B development
M&G Real Estate and intu have unveiled plans for an £11m redevelopment of Halle Square at Manchester Arndale. The 25,000-sq ft space will be rebranded as Halle Place and will deliver a new contemporary casual dining destination at the heart of one of the UK’s busiest shopping centres.
Ahead of a planning application being submitted this week for change of use, a number of restaurant operators have already submitted conditional offers for the new units. Each restaurant will offer ‘al fresco’ style seating in the mall area, encircling a suspended public art centrepiece in the centre of a striking, open double-height atrium area.
Construction of Halle Place is expected to complete in 2018, subject to planning, and will include 10 different restaurant units and a café on the ground floor in the middle of the atrium.
Kannika Mall, asset manager at M&G Real Estate said: “Halle Place is a step-change for the food and beverage offer in Manchester city centre. The development will offer our shoppers a place where they can socialise and eat within an attractive and welcoming space. It will provide a new focal point for this part of the centre, increasing Manchester Arndale’s customer footfall and dwell time.
Manchester Arndale is managed by CBRE. The retained agents are JLL and Metis Real Estate Advisors.