Man Utd legends behind £140m restaurant drive

Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are behind a plan to turn the city’s iconic Bootle Street police station into a mixture of restaurants, offices and bars.

The redevelopment is estimated to be worth £140m and will see the historic building off Deansgate become a hospitality hotspot.

It is the latest in a series of industry ventures by the pair, who launched their own restaurant at Westfield Stratford last year and will open a hotel opposite Old Trafford in the next few months.

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The consortium that Neville and Giggs have put together is currently buying the land it needs to kick off the project and is understood to have a major luxury hotel operator on board, according to the Manchester Evening News.

A spokesman for the consortium said: “This is an exciting regeneration opportunity in a significant location, which we believe will add to the vibrancy of Manchester city centre.”

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