ISG has been chosen as main contractor for the Arndale’s £11m Halle Place food hall, which will include around 25,000 sq ft of food and beverage space.
The contractor is due to start work on the scheme to convert shops into restaurants and bars in the coming weeks. Existing retail units will be remodelled and refurbished, with a feature ceiling and escalator access installed.
Landlords M&G Real Estate and Intu announced the first three brands to prelet space at the development last month. Tapas Revolution will make its Manchester debut, signing for a 15-year lease on 2,800 sq ft. Mexican food chain Barburrito agreed a lease on 2,100 sq ft, also on a 15-year lease. Fizz! Bar will open a 1,500 sq ft Prosecco Bar on a 10-year lease.
In total, 10 new restaurants, bars and cafes will be created as part of the project, which is due to complete in summer 2018.
Manchester Arndale 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.
ISG was unavailable for comment.