Corn Exchange building in Manchester set for serious internal redevelopment

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The Corn Exchange building in central Manchester is set to be redeveloped by its owner, Aviva Investors, and transformed in order to house a collection of independent restaurants and food retail outlets.

As a report in the local media has revealed, the owners decided to go for a complete transformation of its interior which would expose its Edwardian architecture as well as opening up the space inside. However, in order to achieve this, "substantial reconfiguration" of the existing retail units would be required.

Simon Green of Aviva Investors said: "We have ambitious plans for this incredible building – plans that are supported by a clear vision. The refurbished Corn Exchange will provide an environment where the best regional and independent food outlets can flourish in this incredible building – a gastronomic exchange featuring at least a dozen new restaurants and independent food retail outlets.

"Subject to achieving planning and listed building consent, it is anticipated the new scheme will be completed late 2014 following considerable and considerate refurbishment. We are committed to giving Corn Exchange the future it deserves" he added.

The Corn Exchange was built in 1897 and opened for use in 1903, becoming a focal point for traders. It reopened as The Triangle in 2000 following a major refurbishment after the Manchester bombing in 1996 before reverting back to the Corn Exchange name last year.

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