An empty industrial warehouse by Piccadilly train station could be transformed into a huge entertainment space if a new proposal gets the go-ahead.

The plans would see a former Diecast factory revamped to feature a beer hall and brewery, night market, coffee shop, bakery and an open kitchen complete with live fire cooking.

Also included in the 200,000 sq ft proposal is space for independent retailers, a gym, creative space and an outdoor area that includes long table seating, beer garden, herb garden and bee hives.

The exciting new plans come courtesy of A Very Inc, the experienced team behind Ramona, Albert Schloss, Gorilla, The Deaf Institute and Rudy’s pizza, among others.

The Foundry would reportedly create up to 1,000 jobs and promises its garden space will bring environmental benefits. It will also offer four electric vehicle charging points.

A statement on The Foundry website reads: “Our passion is for reimagining, reusing & breathing life into historic, derelict buildings & neighbourhoods in this amazing city.

“Our next adventure is one of our biggest challenges yet. We want to transform the former Presbar Diecasting Foundry on Store Street into a new creative neighbourhood, providing a resource & community for local residents & visitors to Manchester.”

Mon 14 Feb, The Foundry,
53 Store Street, Manchester
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 14 Feb 2022