Manchester Gin has announced exciting plans to build a 5,300 sq ft complex under the Manchester Central convention centre.
The new distillery, which will be completed later this year, will be built in the listed Victorian railway arches under the former train station.
The plans will see the arches under the convention centre converted into a distillery, tasting area, events space, bar, and a restaurant.
There will also be a 1,000-litre still which will allow the distillery to increase production and create around 30 new jobs.
Three of the arches on Watson Street will have floor-to-ceiling glass windows installed to provide the public with a view of the working distillery.
Shaun Hinds, Chief Executive of Manchester Central, commented “Since joining the business 18 months ago, I’ve been looking for the right opportunity to activate our arches and reinvigorate this part of the venue.
“In getting to know Seb and Jen from Manchester Gin, I have been impressed with their vision for their business which in many ways matches the ambition of Manchester Central and the city as a whole.
“As an iconic feature of the city ourselves, I knew early on that this development would create a unique destination within the realm of our venue for both Manchester residents and visitors alike.
“We’re delighted to be part of the next chapter for this tremendous local business.”