The Alchemist

The Alchemist at MediaCityUK

The Alchemist opens its doors at MediaCityUK

The Alchemist is set to open its doors at MediaCityUK for the first time this weekend after five years in the making.

The Alchemist has revealed its most impressive venture to date with the UK’s first ever gold roofed bar and restaurant, that locals have coined the ‘golden spaceship’.

The site, which has been five years in the making, is set to be a ‘welcoming beacon’ for the area with its origami inspired design and shimmering rooftop.

Simon Potts, managing director of The Alchemist, said: “This is our first custom built site for The Alchemist and gave us the opportunity to form a space that truly expresses our theatrical bar and restaurant concept both inside and out.

"We wanted to create a statement building that would stop people in their tracks and we certainly feel that the architects have met this brief.”

The Alchemist MediaCityUK marks the 11th for the brand which launched its first site at Spinningfields (Manchester) in 2010.

The group is backed by Palatine Private Equity, who supported a buy out from Living Ventures in 2015.