20 / February / 2020


Manchester’s Printworks has recently been granted planning permission for a £9m refurbishment, which includes the introduction of Europe’s largest indoor digital ceiling.

Measuring in at 1,300m2, the digital screen will create a canvas for fully immersive visual and audio experiences, and will be accompanied by a large interactive screen in the central pump-yard for social gaming and more.

Overall, the works will see improvements made to the aesthetics of the building with new gateway entrances, lighting and signage to make it more welcoming during both day and night and cater for its 24/7 audience.

The plans submitted by DTZ Investors, the owners of Printworks, mark the first major investment since the entertainment venue first opened 20 years ago. In recent years, Printworks has expanded its food and drink offer to include activity-led venues such as Treetop Adventure Golf, Escape Reality and Tenpin bowling (coming soon).

Printworks and its venues will remain open and trading throughout the refurbishment. Work is being structured to ensure minimum disruption to its venues and visitors.

Ben Haller,  DTZ Investors, said: “Securing the green light for our extensive refurbishment plans marks a huge milestone in the overall project. As an iconic landmark within the Manchester city landscape for 20 years, it was important that the heritage of the venue was retained, but we also recognised the need for the refurbishment to ensure that Printworks continues to lead the leisure market both locally and internationally.”

Printworks has also benefited from an overhaul of its branding, including a brand new website. Stay up to date on the latest development news, events, offers, and menus on Printworks’ new website.

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