One Of Manchester's Most Popular Bars Could Be Demolished

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One of the city's centre's most recognisable streets could be in for a dramatic facelift - with the demolition of a popular bar.

In a draft regeneration and planning report, Chorlton Street bus station could be moved and Yates’s wine bar demolished, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The a Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) deals with the possible relocation of Portland Street locations, including the National Express terminal.

In the area, there is already planning permission granted for a 183-bed ten-storey four-star hotel and casino - and a 329-bed 17-storey four-star hotel has been proposed on the site of the 55 Portland Street office scheme, reports Insider Media.

The Manchester One tower would be untouched, although the car park ramp at Major Street would be removed and new retail units in its place. A new Manchester One extension is also proposed on the corner of Portland Street and Chorlton Street.

If the National Express station can be relocated, Insider adds, then a "new commercial- or residential-led, mixed-use development, complemented by ground-floor leisure and retail units and a proposed community use facility".

A new multi-storey car park has been mooted for Major Street.

The report said: "The regeneration framework sets out the context and opportunity for the future development of the Portland Street area. The SRF details the vision to create a new, integrated commercially-led, mixed-use district that consists of high-quality new buildings and proposals to extend existing buildings."

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