EXCHANGE owners - Frogmore Investments - drew inspiration
from the shape of this historic building when launching plans
for its future use.
Triangle at the Corn Exchange is the marketing name for this
listed building and Director Joe Malvisi announced that his
company already had prospective tenants queuing up to be part
of this exciting development.
£8 million to restore the building's exterior and, with only the best
earmarked for the interior, substantial investment will follow. Plans
for the centre, designed by Manchester-based architects Ratcliff and
Mountain Design of Glasgow, include a ground floor atrium with glass
escalators leading up to a galleried development on five floors.
Joe Malvisi added, "Triangle is an unbeatable opportunity for potential retailers
to take large, flexible space. It will give the people who live in Manchester
and visitors to the city a magnificent choice."
change at the Royal Exchange
The Royal Exchange shopping centre - closed since the IRA bomb
of June 1996 - has re-opened with a flourish and a fanfare.
More than 70 traders are offering their unique selection of
trendy, innovative and traditional goods within the beautifully
restored building. The combination of high street chain stores
such as The Body Shop, Tie Rack and Oui Set - to name but a
few - and cutting edge fashion designers such as Arc and Bozo
for which Manchester and the Royal Exchange is so famous, is
what makes this shopping experience so exciting.
Cafes and bistros, some old friends and some newcomers, ensure
that there is a wealth of refreshment on hand to shoppers
browsing among the antiques, curios, designer wear and quality
refurbished Royal Exchange Theatre revealed its stunning blue domes
and pale yellow walls bordered with dove grey on the second anniversary
of the bombing. On November 30 this world famous theatre company once
again takes to the stage, only this time it will be with an additional
120-seat theatre equipped with the most up to date technology.