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Retail Wednesday 21st September 2016

Major new dining hub for Manchester

Major new dining hub for Manchester

M&G Real Estate and intu are planning an £11m redevelopment of Halle Square at the Manchester Arndale shopping centre.

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.

Halle Place will encompass the ground floor of the existing Halle Square, which is already a key hub at the heart of the 1.4m sq ft shopping centre, and new escalators to link it to the upper level. The new dining destination will provide shoppers with a diverse selection of the UK’s most popular food & beverage brands.

Each restaurant will offer al fresco-style seating in the mall area, encircling a suspended public art centrepiece in the middle of a striking, open double-height atrium area.

Kannika Mall, Asset Manager at M&G Real Estate, comments: “The diversity and character of the brands we expect to bring to Halle Place will ensure shoppers benefit from a more exciting experienceled shopping destination which, in turn, will drive stronger long-term income performance for the centre”.

Manchester Arndale is one of Europe’s largest inner-city shopping centres. It is owned jointly by M&G Real Estate and intu, and is managed by CBRE. The retained agents are JLL and Metis Real Estate Advisors.