Famous private members club Soho House has shared new details about its Manchester city center opening, which will be the first site in the north for the celebrity favorite hangout. Manchester Soho House is quickly taking shape inside the iconic former Granada Studios building on Quay Street.
The bosses have confirmed that the members club will be spread over the top two floors of the building. That will include the rooftop pool and outdoor terrace, perfect for soaking up the legendary Manchester sunshine.
Meanwhile, in the pictures released today, there will be a spacious private gym for members on the first floor. It will include a large area for free weights, a boxing area, studios, steam rooms and a sauna.
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The remaining floors of the building are being converted to Soho House hotel rooms, as well as member event spaces for entertainment, conferences and private events. The club was originally meant to open at the end of 2022, but work continues apace on development with the aim of opening in 2023, but bosses refuse to give a more precise date than that.
A company statement released today said: “Located within the former Granada Studios in the heart of the city, Soho House Manchester will have multiple spaces for members to eat, drink, socialize and exercise. The redevelopment of the iconic building will comprise of a members’ club on the top two floors, overlooking a rooftop pool and outdoor terrace.
“On the first floor, a sprawling members’ gym will include a free weights area, boxing area, study space, steam, sauna, and an outdoor terrace. Locker rooms will have showers, vanity areas, and break spaces for members relax after training.
“On the remaining floors there will be event spaces and bedrooms for members.”
After sharing the new images on her Instagram page, there were many excited comments from people in the city. They ranged from “looks amazing” to “Manchester here we come”.
Memberships for the new Soho House have yet to open and prices have yet to be released. But anyone interested in becoming a member and getting more updates can now sign up on the Soho House website.
The group already has 27 clubs around the world, the first in London, before expanding to cities including New York, Berlin, Barcelona, Istanbul and Mumbai with new sites planned in Mexico City and Sao Paolo.
Soho House owner Nick Jones was questioned about the opening by MEN last year when he spoke at the Northern Restaurant and Bar conference. Asked if he ever worried about diluting the brand by opening more locations, he added: “That is a question I ask myself. But what members love, when you ask them, are new houses.
“So as long as we put more effort into each house than the last, try to make it even better than before, then hopefully that won’t dilute anything.”