Arc Inspirations invests £1.6m in second Banyan for Manchester

Banyan Corn Exchange

Arc Inspirations has secured a second site for its Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Manchester, with plans to invest £1.6million in premises in Spinningfields.

Due to open this summer, the new bar will cover 7,000 square feet and accommodate 230 covers and create 50 full and part-time jobs.

It will expand Banyan Bar & Kitchen to a total of eight sites throughout the north of England, including one in Manchester’s Corn Exchange (pictured) which opened in 2015 and another completed in Ilkley in West Yorkshire last year.

Arc Inspirations is steadily expanding beyond its Leeds heartland, including investing £1.8million in a new site for its Manahatta concept in Manchester, which will create a 230-cover bar and restaurant in the grade II-listed Royal London House in Deansgate, creating 60 full- and part-time jobs.

Martin Wolstencroft, CEO of Arc Inspirations, said: “Following the announcement last month that we are bringing our shamelessly glamourous Manahatta brand to Manchester, it felt only natural that we secured a second Banyan Bar & Kitchen.

“The success of our Corn Exchange venue and increased demand for the brand has meant we can branch Banyan across the north of England and beyond.”

The new Spinningfields bar will be open seven days a week, with extended opening hours until 2am. Arc Inspirations promises a sophisticated new look for Banyan thanks to an innovative detailed design from architects KPP in collaboration with leading hospitality design studio NoChintz.

Martin added: “We’ve worked with contemporary designers NoChintz who are elevating and reforming the Banyan brand to take it to the next level.

“Guests will see a real difference compared with Corn Exchange, and we know Banyan is going to ooze sophistication and be a fantastic addition to the vibrant Spinningfields area.

“Our rapid expansion within Manchester continues to reinforce our reputation and position as pioneers of innovating drinking and dining experiences in the north of England.

“We’re set for a phenomenal year of growth, and we can’t wait to show the city of Manchester and beyond what we do best – no one does it better.”

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