The founder of Tokyo Industries, which acquired the leases of two popular Manchester venues that would have closed, told Place North West the live music industry will survive because there is no replacement for it, but urged the Government to support the sector following Covid-19.
The co-working firm has ditched plans to lease the entire 51,000 sq ft Mosley Street office block under development in Manchester, following talks with the building's owner Boultbee Brooks Real Estate.
The city council has included more than 60 priority projects in a huge pitch for Government funding, with council leader Sir Richard Leese calling on Whitehall to increase the budget that Boris Johnson set last week.
After months of uncertainty, Boris Johnson yesterday confirmed an end to the sector’s enforced “hibernation” by announcing bars, restaurants and hotels can reopen from 4 July, but hospitality professionals are wary despite this positive step.
Following a strong year for Manchester's workspace market in 2019, the first quarter of 2020 continued in the same positive way, with high-profile occupiers, both homegrown and inward investors, seeking to relocate to new offices, writes Richard Lace of OBI.