RBG roof terraces approved

Individual Restaurant Company has won planning consent for a £1m extension to Restaurant Bar & Grill on John Dalton Street in Manchester.

An 80-seat, south-facing, first-floor terrace is due to open this summer followed by a Sky Bar & Grill on the roof, due to open in spring 2013.

Work has started immediately on the first floor al fresco terrace, which will be completed within four weeks. The terrace was designed by Robert Angell.

The addition of the side terrace will also see refurbishment of the existing bar and restaurant together with an extension of the Private Room, a 50-seat private dining room with its own bar and kitchen facilities.

Steven Walker, chief executive of Individual Restaurants, said: "Demand dictates expansion. Now with enquiries in excess of the room capabilities, we needed to expand. Smart design will still allow us to accommodate the intimate private lunch or dinner as well as business conferences."

Planning permission has also been granted for a Sky Bar & Grill, designed by architects DGA, on the roof of RBG. The Sky Bar & Grill will boast a wood oven, charcoal grill and bar with a mix of restaurant and lounge seating under a retractable awning for year-round use.

Ludlam Associates advises IRC.

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