1A Watson Street Manchester M3 4EE

Watson St, Manchester M3 4EE, UK
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Manchester is the commercial and administrative capital of the North West of England and is the largest city outside of London, with an estimated primary catchment population of over 2.23 million. The city is located approximately 347 km (217 miles) South of Edinburgh, 230 km (144 miles) North East of Cardiff and 314 km (196 miles) North West of London.


This well presented first floor bar occupies an extremely prominent position in the heart of the city centre, anchoring the eastern side of Great Northern Square, a Public Square positioned at one of the city’s busiest junctions of Deansgate, Manchester’s prime leisure pitch; and Peter Street/Quay Street, home to Radisson Blu Edwardian; Midland Hotel Manchester (Qhotels); Revolution de Cuba ; Albert Hall Music Venue; Opera House Theatre; Club LIV; Albert Schloss; Manchester Casino; Brewdog and Impossible Bar.


Access to the property is gained via a separate stairwell or by the DDA compliant disabled lift situated in the ground floor lobby.

The premises comprise a single storey leisure unit arranged over the first floor and is located within the Great Northern Tower, an extremely successful high rise private residential development, completed in 2007.

The unit is of a high quality specification and provides a balcony area which overlooks the Great Northern Square as well as a significant proportion of the unit providing floor to ceiling glazing.


  • Fabulous City Centre Bar
  • Prime Trading Location
  • Exclusive Balcony Area
  • Immaculate Turnkey Opportunity
  • High quality fit out
  • Licensed from 12:00 – 02:00
  • Energy Rating E


The premises provides the following amenities:-

  • Disabled lift access
  • An outside balcony (astroturfed)
  • Ladies, Gentlemen and Disabled toilets
  • A bar area
  • Beer & Bottle store
  • Administration Office
  • An open plan seating area

The unit provides the following approximate gross internal floor area (excluding the ground floor lobby) –

Unit                      Description       Sq M Sq Ft
Unit 1A Watson Mezzanine 221.21 2,381
Balcony 30.24 325
Total 251.45 2,706

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Unit 1A Watson Street has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of Grade E (108). A copy of the EPC certificate and recommendation report is available on request.


We understand that mains services are connected to the property. Services have not been tested however and we recommend that interested parties should make their own enquires as to which services are available.


We understand that the property has the benefit of a Premises Licence. It is a requirement of the Licencing Act 2003 that properties serving alcohol should have a designated premises supervisor who must be the holder of a personal licence. We understand the current licenses are as follows:-

─       Alcohol Licence- 12:00 – 02:00 (Monday – Saturday)

─       Alcohol Licence- 12:00 – 01:30 (Sunday)

─       Balcony Area– Until 21:00 (Sunday – Thursday)

─       Balcony Area– Until 22:00 (Fridays and Saturdays)

Business Rates

The business rates are payable to Manchester City Council. We understand that the rateable value for the year commencing 1 April 2017 is £79,500.


We understand that the property has a valid consent for its current use (A4). However, we would advise that interested parties make their own enquires to the Local Planning authority in this regard.

Legal Costs

Each party is responsible for their own legal costs incurred in any transaction.


Terms for a new lease are invited and subject to agreement.

Viewing Arrangements

Viewing arrangements are strictly by prior appointment only through the vendors sole agent John D Wood.

For further information please contact:

Craig Van Straten, John D Wood

Tel: +44 (0) 207 629 9050
+44 (0) 798 510 8539
Email: craigvanstraten@johndwood.com

Jacob Haftel, John D Wood

Tel: +44 (0) 207 629 9050
+44 (0) 739 219 8496
Email: jacobhaftel@johndwood.com

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  • Address: 1A Watson Street Manchester
  • City: Manchester
  • State/county: Outside London
  • Zip/Postal Code: M3 4EE
  • Country: United Kingdom


Updated on October 9, 2018 at 3:42 pm

  • Price: See Description
  • Property Size: 2706 Sq Ft
  • Property Type: A3 – Restaurants and Cafes
  • Property Status: For Rent

Contact info

Jacob Haftel
Jacob Haftel
020 7629 9050077 9453 3225
Craig Van Straten
Craig Van Straten
020 7355 8080

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