No. 1 Spinningfields will be D&D’s first restaurant in Manchester, its fourth in the UK outside London and is planned to open in autumn 2017.
Having initially established itself as a booming business hub – with a growing office population of over 17,000 – the area is now considered as a must-go district also for luxury dining and drinking with over 5.5 million visitors a year.
Des Gunewardena, chairman and CEO of D&D London commented: “Expansion in Northern England continues to be a significant part of our group’s growth strategy and this announcement reflects that.
Manchester is a fantastic city and we have watched closely over the last few years the resurgence of the restaurant scene in the city and in Spinningfields in particular. We are big fans of Allied London’s development and are very excited to be becoming a part of it. ”
Michael Ingall, Allied London’s chief executive, commented: “With numerous superb operations in London as well as restaurants in Paris, New York and Tokyo - and two Michelin stars, D&D is a quality operation in every sense of the word.”
No.1 Spinningfields is the largest commercial building under construction in Manchester and will be the tallest office building to be built in the city in the last 50 years.