Allied London has submitted a planning application for the temporary use of parts of Manchester’s London Road Fire Station for events, food market, and an outdoor cinema.
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The application to Manchester City Council centres around the grade two-listed Fire Station’s courtyard, the 6,000 sq ft Engine Room, and Ambulance House.
The temporary uses listed in the proposal include events and exhibitions, markets, retail, and food and drink, leisure, film, theatre, music and workshops.
Allied London previously hosted a large outdoor cinema at Hardman Square in the centre of its Spinningfields estate. However the site is now the location of No1 Spinningfields, a 350,000 sq ft office currently under construction.
The developer bought the landmark Fire Station building next to Piccadilly station in November, and has rebranded it simply ‘London Road’.
The property has been the subject of controversy in Manchester for a number of years due to the property falling into a state of disrepair under the stewardship of owner Britannia Hotels.
Previously, Allied London has said that its plan for the property is to “create a mixed-use destination”.
At a consultation event last Friday, Allied London chief executive, Michael Ingall, revealed the preliminary vision for London Road as an important new destination for Manchester, redefining a new doorway to the city.
He said that “Allied London will use the fabric of the building in its original form to create a new kind of space for Manchester.”
The site will be “a place of experience, a voice to London and the rest of the world, with an international collective of world class operators, interesting brands and innovative hospitality.”
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