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The Alchemist to launch cocktail bar and restaurant in purpose built ‘The Bund’ at MediaCityUK

Cocktail bar and restuarant The Alchemist is to launch a new 100-seater venue at MediaCityUK on Salford Quays.

Bar and restaurant owners Living Ventures have applied for a licence from Salford City Council to open from 8am to 2.30am seven days a week.

There’ll be indoor and outdoor eating and drinking available with plans for a terrace with seating for 65.

The Alchemist currently has two outlets in Spinningfields and Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

It will be the company’s first ever branch in Salford.

The venue – called ‘The Bund’ – will sit between the MediaCityUK tram stop and The Lowry theatre.

Designed by Manchester based Reid Architects the building covers 4,850 square feet and promises floor to ceiling glazing, offering views across the Manchester Ship Canal towards ITV Studios and the Imperial War Museum Coronation Street.

The Alchemist at MediaCityUK will follow openings planned in Liverpool, Birmingham and Alderley Edge this year.

Stephen Wild, managing director, MediaCityUK said: “The Alchemist quickly made its mark in Manchester and is distinguished for its stylish yet inviting interiors, creative mixologists and varied food menu – so we are delighted they’ll be expanding their brand here at MediaCityUK.

“The community here is constantly evolving and it’s vital to have a diverse, high quality offering of bars and restaurants”.

Simon Potts, managing director, The Alchemist said: “I’m delighted that The Alchemist will be opening in MediaCityUK and hugely excited to be creating a bespoke venue (in conjunction with Peel) from the ground up which will reflect the vibrancy and innovation for which MediaCityUK has become renowned”.

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