DieCast, an exciting, all-encompassing creative neighbourhood, is to take over Manchester’s largest factory and metalworks. The new 5,000 capacity venue is located between Store Street and Ducie Street, behind Piccadilly train station.

Hospitality stalwarts Adelaide Winter, Joel Wilkinson and Dan Mullen, who also own the successful Ramona and The Firehouse, are behind the ambitious project which is to open in phases from Summer 23.

The vast outside space will be the first area to open, just in time for decent weather. It will be home to Manchester’s biggest beer garden, an Open Air BBQ Kitchen and a hotly anticipated new ‘NeoPan’ Pizzeria.

In house Beer and Kombucha Brewery – another Manchester first – will host an open air festival style ‘Rum Town’ and ‘House of Daiquiri’ specialising in Frozen Daiquiris, Pina Coladas, as well as Heritage and New World rum.

Emphasising the size of the task, Joel Wilkinson, DieCast’s director and owner said “We’re taking all our learnings from Ramona and The Firehouse, but this time it’s on an industrial scale. It’s more than a venue. It’s an area within itself. A new creative neighbourhood for the city.”

When fully complete inside and out, DieCast will be home to Night Market, Brewing Co., Warehouse Restaurant, and a huge Festival Stage. As well as Manchester’s biggest Beer Garden and a Creative Hub.

Due to the sheer scale of the site, the city centre location and striking industrial aesthetics, DieCast is already in use as the industrial backdrop for events, parties, shoots, and film locations.

“The Factory floor and Machine Works are already being used for creative events, filmmakers, musicians and event producers to use. This is the first part of establishing DieCast as a new creative resource for the city, but this summer we will finally open the garden to the public for the first time, ” adds Creative Director Adelaide Winter.

Follow @diecastmcr to find out about the summer launch parties


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