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Green light for restaurant conversion at Grade II-listed Manchester building

A Grade II-listed Manchester building will be partially transformed into a New York-style restaurant after planning and listed building consent was secured.

Supported by Indigo Planning, Gary Scanlan Hill and GA Studio, CEG has been given the go ahead to convert the 196 Deansgate site.

The former Nevisport store is to be turned into a ‘Manhatta’ bar and restaurant – Arc Inspirations’ third venture and the first outside of Leeds.

A £1.8 million investment by the firm will transform the 8,000 sq ft basement and first floor of the historic building.

Grade II-listed

The first floor and basement of the Grade II-listed building will become a Manhatta venue.

Greg Lacey, investment manager at CEG, says: “In granting planning permission, Manchester City Council is enabling further investment by a niche operator to bring a vibrant new bar and restaurant, creating around 50 new jobs – and I am confident this will become the most popular venue on Deansgate.

“We started this venture with Arc Inspirations in November 2016 and I would like to thank all the project team.”

The 230-cover restaurant and bar is due to open in Autumn 2018 at 196 Deansgate, which is also home to workspace following CEG’s previous £2.3m investment into the building.