University of Manchester gets three new brands for university greensiteWritten by Shamari Steele
The University of Manchester and Bruntwood have announced that the co-op Loungers and Five Guys will be opening at the recently launched Green site, part of the €1bn campus masterplan and redevelopment.
Loungers will occupy a 3,175 sq ft unit and will be open day and night all week, providing a space for 120 covers to students and the public. Five Guys will occupy a 3,175 sq ft ground floor restaurant, bringing the traditional American diner concept to the university, including burgers, hot dogs, fries and shakes, for over 88 covers. Co-op Food will take a 4,656 sq ft unit and will feature new company branding Diana Hampson, director of estates and facilities at the University of Manchester, said: "This string of recent signings show the strength and belief in the future success of the development. University Green will certainly enhance the dining offer for the university and surrounding area, and provide sociable spaces and greater choice for students, staff and local residents." All sites will open in summer 2018. When complete, the scheme will provide 40,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space across 12 units. Award-winning artisan coffee shop, Takk, has already been confirmed for the site.