Three more sign at Manchester scheme

Published:  04 May, 2017

Bruntwood signs a trio of brands for University Green

Bruntwood and the University of Manchester have today signed the Co-op, Loungers, and Five Guys to join the line-up at the recently launched University Green, which forms part of the University’s £1bn Campus Masterplan and redevelopment.

Informal restaurant and bar chain, Loungers, will occupy a 3,175-sq ft unit. providing space for 120 covers. Authentic American burger brand, Five Guys, will open a 3,175-sq ft ground floor restaurant, and Co-op Food will take a 4,656-sq ft unit. All sites are due to open in summer 2018, shortly after completion of the scheme.

This news follows the first wave of signings including a new location for long-standing local bookshop, Blackwell’s, and the award-winning artisan coffee house, Takk. A total of six units are now exchanged, over half of the scheme, with another under offer and interest being expressed for the remaining five.

Diana Hampson, director of estates and facilities at the University of Manchester, said: “This string of recent signings show the strength and belief in the future success of the development. University Green will certainly enhance the dining offer for the University and surrounding area, and provide sociable spaces and greater choice for students, staff and local residents.”

Metis Real Estate Advisors represented Bruntwood. Insight Retail and Bradys acted for Loungers and Co-op respectively.


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