The 4,000 sq ft Foodhall at No.1 Spinningfields opened this morning marking another milestone at the 300,000 sq ft building as it reaches completion.
Fit-out teams for corporate occupiers in the 260,000 sq ft of offices in the 18 floors above are busy creating homes for PwC, Browne Jacobson, Squire Patton Boggs, WeWork, Oliver James, Weightmans and North Edge. There will also be a D&D London restaurant and private members’ club on the top two floors. No.1 Spinningfields is the final major piece of Spinningfields, where development started 20 years ago. In addition, BAM is on site with a smaller pavilion to be operated by The Ivy in Hardman Square next to No.1.
The £200m sale of No.1 to Japanese investors, advised by fund manager Schroders, is understood to be close to being agreed.
David Oliver, store manager of M&S Spinningfields, said: “The new store has been widely anticipated by Manchester’s business community, and we’re looking forward to bringing the best of M&S food and drink to Spinningfields.”
The store was due to open last week but trading was delayed “as development works continued to take place around the vicinity of No1 Spinningfields, restricting access to the store”, a spokesperson for M&S said. The store was fitted out in eight weeks from handover of the keys. The format is unusual as it brings the M&S Foodhall concept typically found out of town or in department stores into the city centre, offering a larger range than an M&S Simply Food.
M&S Spinningfields will be open Monday to Saturday 7.30am until 10pm and Sunday 11am until 5pm.