Circle Square to host Chinese dining concept 

Hello Oriental, a 6,000 sq ft market hall and dining destination, is to open at Bruntwood SciTech’s Manchester mixed-use development in July. 

Located over three floors in the South Pavilion, the venue will offer a range of Chinese and East Asian street food.  

South Pavilion, one of two ground floor and subterranean space spaces within Circle Square, is located in Symphony Park, the public green space at the centre of Bruntwood SciTech’s Oxford Road scheme.

The Hello Oriental concept is being launched by Chi Yip Group, the firm behind Manchester restaurant Ocean Treasure and online supermarket of the same name.

The food hall was designed by Bowker Sadler Architecture.

Ricky Yip, owner of Hello Oriental, said: “We launched Hello Oriental as an online supermarket 12 months ago but we needed a flagship venue to deliver the very best Asian and oriental produce to our customers in Manchester.

“It was clear to us that Circle Square is the perfect place for us, a new city neighbourhood that is bringing people together to create a really thriving community.”  

Hello Oriental’s arrival at Circle Square follows those of lifestyle and events space Canvas, which will occupy 8,800 sq ft across the ground and basement floors No. 1 Circle Square, and TRIB3, a fitness studio that will occupy the North Pavilion. Both will open later this year.  

Tom Renn, managing director of Bruntwood SciTech, added: “The very best cities around the world are known for being hotbeds of culture, entertainment and social activity, and that vibrancy and community is exactly what we’re creating at Circle Square. 

“Hello Oriental will appeal to the students and residents that call Circle Square home, as well as to office workers and visitors alike.”  

Once complete, Circle Square will feature more than 1,700 new homes, 1.2m sq ft of workspace and more than 100,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space. 

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Liverpool has Europe`s oldest Chinese community so I`m perplexed as to why Manchester?

By Gaz Riley

Was down Oxford Rd recently for the first time in ages. Circle Square is a really impressive development, couldn’t believe the changes.

By Simon

With one of the largest Chinese communities in the country, and the highest proportion of Chinese students in Europe, this concept seems like the perfect fit for Manchester!

By Dave

Yes, this large office and residential development of which there are many being built in Manchester simply means they can see a profit in locating it here.

By JohnP

China has Earth’s oldest Chinese community so I ‘ m perplexed as to why the UK?

By Gaz Really

I suppose this isn’t too far from the 3rd biggest China Town in Europe either?

I wish they’d turn that car park in China Town into a little green space and build a multi-storey car park elsewhere. In fact I think there’s potential to pedestrianise a few streets around China Town, along with the Gay Village.

By Anonymous

They need a lot more underground spaces like this in Manchester, including transport.

Sounds good.

By Anonymous

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