Work is under way on a total transformation of top-end Manchester club Panacea which has closed for an overhaul after 10 years.
The venue in John Dalton Street in the city centre is to reopen later this month after a six-week project that aims to “push Panacea to the next level”.
It has been designed by hospitality specialist Bernard Carroll of Carroll Design, who worked on the club’s interior when it first opened in 2005, including its central 60ft honey-onyx bar. He has released computer-generated images of what the club will look like (pictured).
The new interior will have a much darker colour palette and new textural elements including bespoke hand-cut mosaic glass murals. Other upgrades include a new central DJ booth and a completely new sound and lighting system.
Bernard said: “When we created Panacea 10 years ago in conjunction with the brief at the time, we put into motion a concept that was unique, appealing and exciting. This made Panacea aspirational and attracted a knowledgeable clientele.
“Today, the brief has not changed that much from the original, other than tweaks that have come with a 10-year experience.
“Entertainment is a form of fashion. This is the lead element in the creation of the new Panacea, with the understanding that we are not aiming to create within the current trend but create an environment for the future.
“The new Panacea will surprise and excite, retain its top spot in Manchester and create renewed interest and enthusiasm.”
The launch party will be on March 26, with tickets available via Panacea’s social media channels and from The Restaurant Bar and Grill in John Dalton Street.