august 2016 the work has commenced on MediaCityUK’s latest
development, the Alchemist, which includes leisure area,
cocktail bar and restaurant. Manchester-based construction
specialist Artez Group “Broke Ground” on the £1.7M scheme,
Alchemist, at MediaCity UK.
The works began on the site known as The Bund in Salford Quays,
which sits on the bridge that links MediaCityUK to The Lowry.
Mike Banton, Managing Director at Artez Group, said: “The
building is a stunning design so we’re incredibly proud to be
working on what I’m certain will become an iconic landmark in
the area. We’re looking forward to transforming this piece of
land – formerly the location of the sales office for
developments – into the region’s next go-to night spot.”
The £1.7M scheme, developed for Living Ventures by MediaCityUK,
a joint venture between the Peel Land and Property Group and
Legal and General Capital, will see the construction of a
stunning architectural design by Reid Architects.
Stephen Wild, Managing Director at MediaCityUK said:
“MediaCityUK is continuing to grow as a destination, with a
fantastic range of bars and eateries, as well as tourist
attractions and major events that pull in big crowds. With this
in mind, we are very much looking forward to adding The
Alchemist – an iconic and highly popular brand – into the mix.
The news of its arrival has been met with wholehearted
enthusiasm and delight by MediaCityUK residents and visitors
alike. We are pleased to be working with Artez to deliver this
The building has a futuristic look, featuring a gold-clad room
and walls externally. A white terrace will cantilever out over
the canal, creating a modern waterside al fresco drinking and
Simon Potts, Managing Director, The Alchemist said: “As a
team, we are delighted that The Alchemist will be opening in
MediaCityUK and hugely excited now that work is underway. It
promises to be a popular addition to, what is now, a vibrant
area for both work and play. The building itself will definitely
make a statement, with some remarkable bespoke features. We
believe it will become a truly iconic building in time.”
The restaurant, which is part of the Living Ventures restaurant
group, is due to be completed in Spring 2017.