Two new food and drink venues in Manchester city centre are nearing completion in schemes by RECOM Solutions.The combined value of the projects is more than £500,000.

RECOM is the main contractor for a scheme which will see Half Dozen Other, part of the Pot Kettle Black group, open its first customer bakery and coffee shop in the Red Bank Arches. (Read more about that HERE.)

A warehouse in the up-and-coming Red Bank neighbourhood is being converted into a 4,500 sq ft artisan outlet serving standard breads, sweet and savoury croissants, Danish pastries, flavoured focaccias, cakes and viennoiserie alongside modern takes on classic bakes. Customers will be able to watch on the mixing, rolling and shaping taking place at the bakehouse.

Half Dozen Other has taken a 10-year lease on the premises in an area which forms a major part of the Victoria North regeneration scheme led by developer Far East Consortium. Half Dozen Other will join a growing number of independent food outlets in the area. RECOM has previously undertaken the fit-out of Pot Kettle Black’s coffee shop in Manchester’s Angel Gardens.

Meanwhile RECOM is also on site on Swan Street in the city’s Northern Quarter, where it is converting the former Mecanica bar into a new venue for Urban Village Bars. RECOM is the main contractor for the project, which involves an extensive refurbishment over two floors plus façade works. 

The new bar will be called The Wayfarer and will the latest addition to Urban Village Bars’ portfolio, which includes The Freemount and Another Heart to Feed in the Northern Quarter and the West Village bar in Didsbury, South Manchester – all of which were fitted out by RECOM.

RECOM, which was founded in 2015 by directors Jason McKnight and Joseph Dillon, has its headquarters on the Waters Edge Business Park in Salford Quays.

The company undertakes construction project management and main contracting work across sectors including healthcare, education, retail and leisure, commercial and residential. It also provides consultancy services to assist in the design and delivery of health and safety, sustainability, passive fire protection and cladding projects.

Jordan Stent, head of construction at RECOM, said: “We are thrilled to be continuing and strengthening our working relationships with the Pot Kettle Black group and Urban Village Bars with these contracts. 

“It’s an exciting time for Manchester city centre, and managing projects such as these, which will help add further to the vibrancy and choice on offer, is extremely pleasing for the whole team at RECOM.”

Mark Flanagan of Pot Kettle Black said: “RECOM is now a trusted partner of the group. The team always delivers on its promises and we very much value their expertise. We find them extremely easy to work with and look forward to the successful delivery of our new Half Dozen Other bakery and coffee shop in the coming weeks.”

Martin Dillon of Urban Village Bars said: “Our relationship with RECOM has been developed over several years. The company has successfully completed projects at West Village, The Freemount and Another Heart to Feed and now our new venue in the Northern Quarter is heading towards completion. 

“We look forward to working with RECOM again on future projects as we continue to expand the business.”

Also read:

Highly acclaimed artisan bakery, Half Dozen Other, to open its first customer-facing store in Manchester


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