Corn Exchange restaurants named

Aviva Investors has revealed the 12 restaurants that will be operating within Manchester's Corn Exchange, with an opening date set for July 2015.

The former occupiers of the five units facing out on Exchange Square will return, with Tampopo, Pizza Express, Zizzi, Salvi's Deli and Eclectic Grill. They will be joined by Vapiano, Cabana Brazilian Barbecue, The Cosy Club, Pho, Bar and Kitchen Banyan, Byron Burger, and Wahaca.

Aviva announced last year that it would renovate the former Triangle shopping centre in Exchange Square, which is housed in a grade-2 listed building, into a restaurant offering with an 86-bedroom boutique hotel.

The building was damaged in 1996 by the IRA bomb, but was restored in 2000 maintaining its original external features. Future works include reconfiguration of the internal units and creation of new pedestrian routes into and through the centre to make it more accessible and welcoming.

Aviva Investors is working with redevelopment manager Queensberry Real Estate to source interested operators with Jenics appointed to manage enquiries.

The Corn Exchange was built in 1897 and opened in 1903.

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