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Distillery, restaurant and event space planned for under Manchester Central

Manchester Gin has moved forward with plans for an approx 492sqm space in six of the grade two-listed railway arches underneath the Manchester Central convention complex.

Working with Up North Architects and planner Euan Kellie Property Solutions, the company, which was founded in 2013, is planning to convert the arches into a distillery, events space, bar, and a restaurant.

Shaun Hinds, chief executive of Manchester Central, commented: “Since joining the business 18 months ago, I’ve been looking for the right opportunity to activate our arches and reinvigorate this part of the venue.

“In getting to know Seb and Jen from Manchester Gin, I have been impressed with their vision for their business which in many ways matches the ambition of Manchester Central and the city as a whole. As an iconic feature of the city ourselves, I knew early-on that this development would create a unique destination within the realm of our venue for both Manchester residents and visitors alike. We’re delighted to be part of the next chapter for this tremendous local business.”