Spinningfields is a commercial, retail, and residential development in central Manchester.
Home to many modern office buildings, the development Is Manchester’s equivalent of London’s Canary Wharf.
Businesses based here include PwC, Grant Thornton, Deloitte, BNY Mellon, HSBC, MediaCom, and Shoosmiths.
The Manchester Civil Justice Centre is one of the most striking buildings in the city. It is noted for its 11,000 square metre hung glass wall and the cantilevered court rooms that project from the building.
The Leftbank is a mainly residential area located to the west of the development. Overlooking the River Irwell, it boasts over 400 luxury apartments and penthouses.
Spinningfields is home to some of Manchester’s best restaurants and bars. They include The Ivy, 20 Stories, the Alchemist, Australasia, and Tattu.
The John Rylands Library is a fine example of neo-Gothic architecture. The magnificent building houses an impressive collection of books and manuscripts, including the oldest known piece of the New Testament. It opened to the public in 1900 and is named after John Rylands, Manchester’s first multi-millionaire.
The People’s History Museum explores the history of democracy and working people in the UK.
The Opera House Manchester is a popular performance venue offering West End shows, musicals, and pantomimes.
Restaurants, Shops and Venues
Restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues at Spinningfields are listed below.
- 20 Stories – Rooftop restaurant and bar.
- Australasia – Restaurant and cocktail bar.
- Bagel Factory
- BLVD – Restaurant.
- Co-op Food – Convenience store.
- Comptoir Libanais – Lebanese restaurant.
- Costa Coffee – Coffeehouse.
- David Wayman Flowers – Boutique florist.
- Department XYZ – Flexible workspace with 24/7 access.
- Fazenda – Brazilian restaurant.
- Flannels – Designer clothes for men and women.
- Greggs – Bakery.
- Hey Little Cupcake! – Bakery specialising in cupcakes.
- Itsu – Asian restaurant and sushi bar.
- M&S Foodhall – Quality food and drink.
- Mulberry – Fashion and accessories.
- Nudo Sushi Box – Sushi bar.
- Open Kitchen
- People’s History Museum – Museum exploring the history of working people in the UK.
- Phillip Stoner – Jewellery.
- Pret – Sandwiches, wraps, salads etc.
- PureGym – 24-hour budget gym.
- Ruh Dental – Private dental clinic.
- Scene Indian Street Kitchen
- Sunset by Australasia
- Tattu – Contemporary Chinese restaurant and bar.
- Thaikhun – Thai street food restaurant.
- The Alchemist – Cocktail bar and restaurant.
- The Dockyard – Pub.
- The Ivy Spinningfields – Multi-faceted venue featuring ground floor brasserie, Asian bar and restaurant, and roof garden.
- The John Rylands Library – Library in Victorian neo-Gothic building.
- The Lawn Club
- The Oast House – Rustic-style pub. Craft beers and ales.
- The Slug and Lettuce – Pub with open terrace overlooking the River Irwell. 2-for-1 cocktail deals and bottomless brunches.
- Ultimate Performance – Personal training gym.
- Wagamama – Japanese/Asian restaurant. Communal tables. Vegan options.
- Wolf – Italian street food.
- XYZ Social
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Spinningfields occupies a 30 acre site in central Manchester, bounded by Deansgate, Quay Street, Bridge Street, and the River Irwell.
St John’s and Castlefield lie to the south, the Civic Quarter to the east, and the Central Retail district to the north.
The nearest train station is Salford Central. It is around 200 yards north west of Spinningfields.
Deansgate Train Station is also nearby.
There’s an NCP multi-storey car park on New Quay Street in Spinningfields. Satellite navigation owners can use the postcode M3 3BE to find it. The car park has spaces for nearly 700 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day.
Other car parks near Spinningfields include the NCP New Bailey (postcode M3 5EN) and NCP King Street West (postcode M3 2WY).