Manchester hatches new pop-up retail scheme

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Hatch

Manchester will soon have a brand new pop-up retail scheme to rival London’s Boxpark after city council gave the green light for the development to go ahead.

Developed by Bruntwood, the scheme – known as Hatch – will occupy the space underneath the Mancunian Way flyover on Oxford Road.

Hatch will feature pop-up and semi-permanent retail stores, with occupiers offered flexible and affordable licenses as well as additional business support.

The scheme also forms part of the Circle Square development, which comprises of over 1 million sq ft of commercial office space, 1281 new homes, and 100,000sq ft of retail and leisure space.

Hatch is due to open in December.

“Now that Hatch has been granted planning permission we are excited to bring it to life at Circle Square,” Bruntwood retail surveyor James Tootle said.

He added: “Hatch will be the first step in providing a boost to the existing retail and leisure offer on the Oxford Road Corridor and transforming this area into a destination for people to visit.”

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