Manchester Exchange Square – Revamp!
Council bosses have announced a massive overhaul of the Exchange Square area. We love Exchange Square, it is home to Shambles Square after all, on our doorstep.
Have you ever sat on the patio outside the bars and restaurants of The Corn Exchange and watched people excitedly skip the stones of the water feature?
The water feature at Exchange Square is actually a monumental feature installed in 1996 following the recovery from the IRA bombing that shook Manchester. As such, the stones in the fountain, which have become a staple on the map of Manchester’s City Centre will be preserved in resin and will live within the new fountain.
Exchange Square is known for being a lively part of Manchester adorned a variety of with bars and restaurants and very popular with visitors. Manchester City Council have said they want the people of Manchester to be able to “take pride” in the lovely Exchange Square.
At the moment all the excitement of the Christmas Markets takes up all of the space in the square, but if the plans get the green light the £475 000 refresh could start as early as January 2019.
The MEN have released a CGI image of the plans for the new fountain at Exchange Square and we think they look fabulous!
Fountains are a huge focal point around Manchester scenery from the gargoyle stone fountains at The Town Hall to the rainbow-lit jets in Piccadilly Gardens, and of course the (not for) stepping stones at Exchange Square. The revamp will give Exchange Square that extra lick of charm.
If you want a first look at the revamped Exchange Square and be the first to see the brand new fountains, book to come and stay with us in 2019 on 0161 834 4128 and stay in the heart of the City Centre.