Built initially in the early 1970’s at a cost of around 100 million, 80 retailers such as Selfridges and Marks & Spencer continue to occupy the Centre today, which see’s in excess of 25 million visitors on average each year. On completion, the project now provides around 25,000 sq. ft of food and beverage space.
The scheme was to convert shops into restaurants and bars with existing retail units being remodeled, revitalized and refurbished. In addition, feature ceilings and escalators were installed. The owners announced that the first three brands to take on new space at the development would be Tapas Revolution (which will make its Manchester debut, signing for a 15-year lease on 2,800 sq. ft), Mexican food chain Barburrito (a 15-year lease on 2,100 sq. ft), and Fizz! Bar which will open a 1,500 sq. ft prosecco bar on a 10-year lease. In total, 10 new restaurants, bars and cafes will be created as part of the project.
We are proud to have been selected as the supplier of the washroom products for this project, products that we know will last for the lifespan of the building and beyond. As part of the retail modernisation process, we have worked as part of the team that will keep the Arndale Centre firmly in the spotlight as one of Manchester and the UK’s major retail flagship destinations.
Extremus was chosen for its durability, extended life span, chemical resistance and greater water resistance. It is ideal for high traffic areas and mass usage for long duration’s. Designed from Solid Grade Laminate and utilising hard-wearing fittings which also benefit from corrosion and vandal resistance over an extended period of time. Easy to clean and virtually maintenance free, it looks after itself with minimum effort required. The Extremus system benefits from sleek and simple lines of modern and contemporary system. Solid Surface Troughs were also chosen due to their high water resistance, accessibility and extended life span.
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