Retail, Leisure & Hospitality

Retail, Leisure & Hospitality

Shopping, eating, drinking and socialising at Enterprise City will have a distinctly independent, artisan flavour. Fashion will be quirky, modern and retro. Art will be around every corner. Three hotels will accommodate different tastes, from corporate to contemporary. The entire neighbourhood will be dotted with the kinds of businesses that are energised by cultured and social environments. The kind that will make this new city centre cluster a pocket of prolific growth and economic opportunity.


Enterprise City will be a place for iconic brands, whether established or emerging, it will be brands that bring innovation and curiosity to the new modern industry cluster. Whether you’re starting-up or a recognised international brand looking for a new venture, there’s a place for you at ECUK.

It’s an original vision that takes inspiration from the city’s past. It’s enterprising industry delivered in a modern way. With the best of British brands, the best global brands and the best emerging brands, we will create a truly world class leisure experience.

With all the studio spaces and cultural activity St. John’s will be a place to soak up culture, from large scale arts events to catching a film at the boutique independent cinema, the choice is yours.


Enterprise City is living the true sense of traditional industry and will be home to artisanal makers and creators who’ll sell their goods as they are produced, whether physical goods or services, everyone should have Enterprise City on their radar as a place for industrial enterprise.

Bespoke offers across the entire masterplan make retail units one of the most flexible offers, from small to large floor plates, pop-up to permanent, flexible to static, Enterprise City supports a full range of occupiers. It’s a fully curated place that will come to life for the people that live, work and stay in St. John’s.

Eating & Drinking

Whether you’re grabbing a coffee on the way to work or having a romantic meal in the evening there will be a whole host of options to choose from. A great combination of independent offers and local producers will create a stunning new aspect for the city of Manchester. Food lovers will be in their element with the huge selection of top restaurants and cafes that will call St. John’s their home.


A historic place to stay in the centre of Manchester. Internationally renowned hotel brands alongside boutique bespoke names will all add to the neighbourhood vibe of St. John’s.


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Workspace mews

South Village

South Village sits at the South base of the St. John’s development as a collection of eight new buildings that acknowledges the rich history of the area.

Enterprise at South Village builds on the intimate feel of the bespoke apartments, shops, cafes and restaurants. Think of the environment as workspace mews. A place where living and working is set upon a backdrop of beautiful public and private spaces, with just the right amount of hustle and bustle for business to thrive.

There will be three levels of workspace at South Village providing approximately 250- 300 sq m net internal floor space per level. The working areas are ideal for the creatives of St. John’s given the proximity they will have to other likeminded businesses.

In addition to the upper level workspace units there will also be ground level workshop spaces where all are welcome to produce from the potter to the carpenter. These will double up as retail units in their own right giving traders the chance to transact and create in one space, which is what modern enterprise is all about.

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A new enterprise landmark

One St. John's

One St. John’s, the lifestyle building at the Northern Gateway to St. John’s.

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The Creativity Pool

Old Granada Studios

A culture of cool places. World-renowned hotel, studios, co-working, homes, food and drink.

Old Granada Studios is a true Manchester landmark; a building brimming with heritage and history, and now reborn as one of the centrepieces of the new St. John’s neighbourhood. The re-invention of this famous building is creating a place where people come together to live, work, stay and play. It will be a new cultural destination for the city, anchored with an exclusive 200 bed hotel at its heart, alongside contemporary city apartments, bespoke workspaces, event spaces, production and recording studios, and carefully curated bars, cafes and restaurants.


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