First Street Leisure

Manchester City Centre

What:

A culture-led regeneration phase of development – a “game changer” for First Street.

Why:

To ensure that First Street established the amenities, destination characteristics and sense of place critical to attracting further businesses to the estate.

How:

This phase created a new cultural and leisure destination for the city, the centrepiece of which is HOME.  Attracting over 700,000 visitors every year, this footfall driver offers two theatres, five cinema screens, galleries, café bar and restaurant.  Complementing this is the INNSIDE Hotel and nine retail/leisure units occupied by a range of operators including Sainsbury’s, Pizza Express, WOOD, Indian Tiffin Room, Starbucks, Gas Works, Bunny Jacksons, Vertigo and Junkyard Golf.  The creation of Tony Wilson Place is a significant new outdoor performance and events space.

We created:

  • HOME
  • 4 * INNSIDE Hotel
  • 9 retail and leisure units
  • Tony Wilson Place, a new public square
  • VITA Student
LOCATION
Manchester City Centre
SIZE
500,000 sq ft
END VALUE
£80m
PUBLIC PARTNER
Manchester City Council
Completion Date
2015
Development Manager
Project Manager
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“What HOME has done is ensure that the next generation has a facility in which they can express themselves.”
Danny Boyle
Film Director and HOME Patron

Project Updates

May 26, 2021

Manchester Flower Show comes to First Street

We well as our recent announcements about Homeground and the Summer of Sport here at First Street, we are also delighted to be taking part in this year’s Manchester Flower Show. The estate will be in full bloom with a range of magnificent floral installations, created by Idverde and City Blooms. Working in collaboration with local brands such as The Veg Box People and Too Good To Go, Tony Wilson Place will be filled with sustainable activations for all to enjoy. First Street Bar and Kitchen will also be serving floral themed cocktails from their very own VW campervan, so make sure you head over to enjoy some alfresco drinks alongside an array of amazing operators and of course, Homeground.

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April 19, 2021

Bringing Homeground to First Street

We are delighted to be partnering HOME as they announce Homeground – a brand-new temporary outdoor venue at First Street offering the best in live entertainment across two stages. Built on our future development plots, Homeground will feature a 400-seat socially distanced outdoor theatre, and second stage with free live performance, as well as a local independent food and drink offer.

Productions of a Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice in Wonderland have already been announced with further shows to be released in the coming weeks and months.
The project will create 450 new employment opportunities for freelance artists and creative practitioners, supporting the freelance economy which has been so badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Homeground opens on Friday, 28 May and will run throughout the summer.

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