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.
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.”