Printworks refurbishment gets go-ahead

Green light for its extensive £9m refurbishment granted

DTZ Investors has announced that Printworks Manchester has been given the go-ahead for its £9m refurbishment.

The plans will see the DTZ deliver a state-of-the-art digital ceiling to control the day and night time ambience, as well as improvements to the internal and external façades, with new gateway entrances, lighting and signage.

The full span digital ceiling screen, measuring 1,300m2, will be the largest indoor screen in Europe. This will be complemented by a large interactive screen in the centre of the scheme for customer engagement and gamification.

The plans, which were submitted in October 2019, mark the first major investment since the scheme launched 20 years ago.

Ben Haller at DTZ Investors, said: “We have been sympathetic to the building’s heritage façade, whilst also recognising the need for technology and innovation to ensure that Printworks responds to occupier trends. Enhancements to the physical environment, alongside our latest restaurant and competitive socialising offer, will give customers a best in class immersive and memorable experience adding to the scheme’s international reputation in the leisure market.”

Printworks will remain open and trading throughout the refurbishment, and the schedule of work is being structured to ensure minimum disruption to its venues and visitors.

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