Elle R Leisure has announced it is investing £1m in a refurbishment of Dukes 92 in Castlefield designed by our specialist hotel and leisure team.
The 6,000 sq ft space, a former stable block for the horses that pulled the barges up the Rochdale Canal, will be stripped back to the brick to reflect its industrial heritage and fitted out with hotel lobby-style furniture. The focal point will be a 50 ft long main bar. Trees and foliage will extend through the building to an extended covered terrace, with dining throughout. There will also be a private dining room to seat up to 14 people with its own outside terrace.
James Ramsbottom, managing director of Elle R Leisure, said: “This project is the culmination of 12 months of careful planning. We are fortunate to have a fantastic building in an amazing location and this has made Dukes 92 into one of Manchester’s top destination bars. To continue this success it’s crucial we create a space that works just as well for laid-back lunches as it does on Saturday nights when there will be a DJ to entertain the weekend crowd. I’m very excited about the transformation and looking forward to revealing our new look in the spring.”
Work is due to start on site in January and will complete before the Summer.