D&D London announced today that it has signed an agreement with property investors and developers Allied London to launch a 9,500 sf restaurant with a substantial outdoor terrace at No.1 Spinningfields in Manchester.
This will be D&D’s first restaurant in Manchester, it’s fourth in the UK outside London and is planned to open in autumn 2017.
Spinningfields has been described variously as “the Canary Wharf of the North”, and by others as “the Knightsbridge of the North”. This lively 22-acre quarter has evolved into the region’s leading business, retail and leisure destination over the past decade. Having initially established itself as a booming business hub – with a growing office population of over 17,000 – the area is now considered as a must-go district also for luxury dining and drinking with over 5.5 million visitors a year.
Des Gunewardena, Chairman and CEO of D&D London commented:
“Expansion in Northern England continues to be a significant part of our group’s growth strategy and this announcement reflects that. Manchester is a fantastic city and we have watched closely over the last few years the resurgence of the restaurant scene in the city and in Spinningfields in particular. We are big fans of Allied London’s development and are very excited to be becoming a part of it. ”
Michael Ingall, Allied London’s Chief Executive commented: “No.1 Spinningfields has been designed to be a world class environment in every facet of the building. D&D is the perfect operator for this space and a game-changer for Spinningfields and Manchester. With numerous superb operations in London as well as restaurants in Paris, New York and Tokyo – and two Michelin stars, D&D is a quality operation in every sense of the word. We are delighted they have chosen No.1 Spinningfields as their first restaurant in Manchester.”
No.1 Spinningfields is the largest commercial building under construction in Manchester and will be the tallest office building to be built in the city in the last 50 years.