A 19-storey building in the centre of Manchester is poised to undergo a major transformation that will include the opening of the city’s highest restaurant and kitchen.
Plans have been submitted to revamp Quay House in Spinningfields into an office and restaurant complex that will be rebranded as No 1 Spinningfields.
Developer Allied London intends to create space for potential restaurants, cafe and retail occupiers on the ground floor, with a skyline restaurant earmarked as a landmark feature of the project.
Michael Ingall, chief executive of Allied London, told the Manchester Evening News: “No 1 Spinningfields will be the district’s most imposing building to date and one of Manchester’s most stand-out office buildings. We have taken inspiration from buildings around the world and aim to deliver highly desirable office space combined with the city’s highest restaurant.”
The 19th floor restaurant will have a glass-enclosed roof terrace offering unparalleled views of Greater Manchester.
Ingall said: “In line with our vision for Spinningfields, we aim to secure an operator of the highest calibre to provide a fine dining and mixology experience worthy of such a grand vantage point location.”
A planning decision for No 1 Spinningfields is expected in April.