'Floating' restaurant planned for Manchester's Old Granada Studios

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'Floating' restaurant planned for Manchester's Old Granada Studios

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A new ‘floating’ restaurant could be set to open above the former Granada Television studios in Manchester.

Developers Allied London and Levitt Bernstein Architects have submitted plans to transform the Granada House building in to a 210-room hotel complete with restaurants and bars.

A ‘glowing box’ structure will house the restaurant above the hotel, built on a series of columns to create the sense that the dining room is floating above the building.

The studios were the headquarters of Granada Television and later ITV Granada from 1956-2013, when they were sold to Allied London and Manchester City Council for £26.5m.

The developer is also planning to transform Manchester’s London Road Fire Station​ in to restaurants, bars and a boutique hotel run by The Zetter Group.

“It’s a privilege to be able to work on and bring these two landmark buildings back to life, both of which will add to Manchester’s already vibrant cultural scene and consolidate our association with the city,” says Gary Tidmarsh, chairman of Levitt Bernstein.

The developments are the latest in a string of restaurants planned for Manchester. Former MasterChef winner Simon Wood and D&D London are both launching projects in the city this year.

Michael O’Hare, who holds a Michelin star at his Leeds site The Man Behind The Curtain, has launched The Rabbit In The Moon in Manchester’s National Football Musuem, and will open two further restaurants in the city in late 2017.

Both Allied London projects are currently in the planning stages and are due to start on site later this year.

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