Hatch at Circle Square in Manchester has revealed plans for the second phase of the concept, which is set to expand this June. The award-winning pop-up destination will treble in size and evolve into a multipurpose village featuring food, drink, retail, entertainment, roof terraces, creative workspace, public use and event spaces. The expansion will see the scheme grow from 2,480 sq ft to 11,840 sq ft.
The venture has attracted thousands of visitors since it opened on Oxford Road in December 2017. It has provided a front door to over 35 small, independent businesses from street food to lifestyle brands since, helping them grow and develop.
In addition to the existing open air courtyard (home to four frequently changing street food traders and anchor brands Takk and ÖL Nano Brewery & Bar), phase two will make room for line-up of even more independent food and drink businesses. All will be housed in Hatch’s trademark shipping container units, creating Manchester’s biggest semi-permanent street food destination. Some of the new containers will be double-stacked and even feature their own open-air roof terraces.