Manchester Corn Exchange

Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Services Building services engineering
Sector Retail, lifestyle
Client AVIVA Property Investors and Queensberry Real Estate
Architect 5Plus Architects
Imagery © 5Plus Architects/David Lake

Stephen Maddocks

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The latest redevelopment by Aviva Property Investors and Queensberry Real Estate has an anticipated construction value of £25m. This Grade II listed building is to become Manchester’s top dining destination with a £12m refurbishment of retail and  restaurants as well as a £13m boutique hotel under the same roof.

The project involved the re-modelling of the lower floors to create spaces for 18 new restaurants and food retail outlets within Manchester city centre, complemented by the introduction of glazed extensions along the Fennel Street elevation and ‘al fresco’ dining along paved areas on Cathedral Street and Exchange Square. The interior was also transformed, accentuating the original Edwardian architectural features.

Cundall building services’ works comprised of the installation of services to each unit for future connection and extension by the incoming tenants. To ensure the project was economically viable existing plant and services, where possible, were retained and re-used.

Cundall also provided the engineering service for the brand new boutique Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange Aparthotel.

Current tenants are: Pho, Pizza Express, Byron, Salvi’s, Gino D’acampo, Vapiano, Wahaca, Cabana, Tampopo, Cosy Club, Banyan Bar & Kitchen, Mowgli and Zizzi Italian.

BCSC Gold Awards 2015; Catering and Leisure Destination, winner 



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