Manchester’s award-winning food, drink and retail pop up destination Hatch at Circle Square have revealed plans for the exciting second phase of the concept, which is set to expand this June.
Hatch will treble in size and evolve into a multipurpose, creative village of food, drink, retail, entertainment, roof terraces, creative workspace, public use and event spaces.
The expansion of Hatch will see the scheme grow from 2,480 sq ft to 11,840 sq ft spreading out right underneath the Mancunian Way creating an extraordinary new urban destination to explore right in the heart of the city.
Phase Two of Hatch will be made up of multiple zones to explore…
Food and Drink
In addition to the existing Hatch open-air courtyard, Hatch Phase Two will make room for a line up of more independent food and drink brands. These will be situated underneath the Mancunian Way, creating a new food and drink village of kiosk-style street food, as well as larger, more permanent restaurant and bar operations.
Amongst the new Food operators to be popping up in Hatch’s extended street food arena is Hanoi 75. They’ve converted a 1999 double-decker bus into a Vietnamese kitchen serving up a creative menu of cuisine from Vietnam’s capital city fused with other influences from South East Asia and all centred around the Bahn Mi.
Hatch Phase Two will include a shopping zone featuring 10 new containers installed with independent retailers and designers in mind. A range of exciting and innovative brands will join Hatch’s successful anchor retail trader, Nordic Muse and Jenny Maxwell.
Work Space and Studios
The Hatch Phase Two evolution will include the development of its own creative community with the addition of workspace and studios. These spaces will be home to creative independent businesses, makers, designers and artists who need affordable, flexible (and unique) workspace.
Events and Public Space
The newly extended version of Hatch is filled with lots of cosy indoor and outdoor places to hang out and explore. There will also be a stage, rooftop DJ terrace, and a multipurpose event space where people will be able to come together and enjoy live experiences and events – from music and gigs to community gatherings.