Plans have been submitted to transform a 200-year-old Manchester pub into apartments this week – on the condition that a beloved landmark of the city is saved.
We’ll all recognise the iconic black and white mural on the side of Hardy’s Well pub in Rusholme, Manchester, having driven past it hundreds of times down the Curry Mile.
So when announcements were made that plans had been submitted to transform the historic pub into flats, concerns were raised about whether or not the beloved Manchester mural on the side of the building would be kept.
But, according to a planning application, the famous Manchester poem will be kept if plans go ahead, meaning Hardy’s Well on Wilmslow Road could see new apartments and shops built within the historic building.
The pub, which sits on Manchester’s Curry Mile, was a local favourite until it closed its doors in August 2016.
The mural, by Mr Sissay, was added to the side of the building in 1994.
Now, Eamar Developments have submitted plans for a six-storey block of flats, including 26 apartments, and shops, according to the M.E.N.
Plans to transform the pub into flats will go ahead later this year, if they are approved by the council.