Cultureplex, a new social and cultural destination from the people behind Bistrotheque, has just opened in Manchester.
Located on the edge of Manchester's Northern Quarter at the Western end of Ducie Street, Cultureplex overlooks the Piccadilly Basin in a former goods warehouse, becoming the latest of the city's heritage buildings to take on a new purpose.
Cultureplex contains three main areas to graze, dine and drink. The first is Bistrotheque (the northern counterpart to its 15-year-old east London sister), which offers uncomplicated good food, drink and service with common sense and good taste. Menus have been created by Chef Director Blaine Duffy of Bistrotheque.
The Klatch is a coffee counter serving fresh, healthy-ish food and juices by day, and natural wines and craft beer by night.
Finally, the Lounge is Cultureplex’s central space with relaxed menus, good cocktails (from HI to NO and LO) and endless spaces to work, socialise and lounge on soft seating, communal tables and benches.
It also contains a small but highly specced Mini-Cini and three adaptable meeting and event spaces.
Cultureplex is better thought of as a space for cultural experimentation than a traditional hospitality space, with community at the centre of the project.
Programme Director, Katie Popperwell will deliver a quarterly themed programme of events and new commissions across film, performance, visual arts and craft.