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NWTC sets out plans for Manchester

Published:  16 August, 2017

One of Manchester’s most prominent outdoor eating and drinking hotspots has secured a long-term agreement to allow them to set down roots and expand.

The Oast House in Spinningfields, which is part of The New World Trading Company (NWTC) has been a fixture on Manchester’s out-door drinking and eating scene since opening in 2011.

Since then, plans have been underway to seek approval to make the building - which originally designed to be a pop-up - into a permanent site, and to upgrade.

A long-term lease agreement has now been secured for both The Oast House and Crown Square - the public space directly in front of the venue.

The pub and restaurant group has been working with designers Allied London to make amendments, which include two permanent outdoor bars to compliment the venue’s additional use as an al fresco music venue.

Planning permission has also been submitted for the permanent redevelopment of Crown Square which will see a dramatic change to how the space currently looks.

NWTC, which was originally created by Living Ventures Group, was sold to private equity firm Graphite Capital last year for £50m.

The company, which counts The Botanist among its chains of pub/restaurant brands, has a strong presence in Manchester, and across the north of England.

NWTC CEO Chris Hill said: “The Oast House has established itself as a firm favourite in Manchester for al fresco dining and drinking, and we feel now is the perfect time to give the courtyard a makeover as well as maximising it’s usage for sunshine, entertainment and outside bars. We will be fully operational ready for Spring 2018”.