DieCast, from the team behind Ramona and The Firehouse is set to open as a 5,000-capacity entertainment destination later this summer.
The brand new venue takes over Manchester’s largest factory and metalworks to create what owners say will be ‘one of the most exciting destinations on the planet.’
The vast open space will not only feature Manchester’s biggest beer garden but a great selection of places to eat, drink, listen to music and party too.
Located in Piccadilly East, between Store Street and Ducie Street, the new creative neighbourhood and entertainment destination will take over a former 250,000-square-foot factory.
Formerly Presbar Diecasting factory, the original building dates back to 1870 and forms part of the fabric of the city’s rich industrial history.
The 5,000-capacity venue will open in phases from summer 2023.
The first phase to open is the vast outside space, set to be home to Manchester’s biggest beer garden, House of Daiquiri, RumTown, an open-air BBQ Kitchen and a hotly anticipated new ‘NeoPan’ Pizzeria.
Alongside the pizzeria, BBQ kitchens, in-house Kombucha Beer Brewery and Beer Garden is another Manchester first as it will also host an open-air festival style ‘Rum Town’ and ‘House of Daiquiri’ specialising in Frozen Daiquiris, Pina Coladas, as well as Heritage and New World rum.
We spoke to Joel Wilkinson, the DieCast Director about how the idea came about.
He said: ‘We’re taking all our learnings from Ramona and The Firehouse, but this time it’s on an industrial scale. It’s more than a venue. It’s an area within itself.
“It’s a new creative neighbourhood for the city.
When fully complete inside and out, DieCast will be home to Night Market, Brewing Co., Warehouse Restaurant, and a huge Festival Stage.
This is as well as Manchester’s biggest Beer Garden and a Creative Hub.
When complete, DieCast will be the home of a Night Market, Brewing Co, Warehouse Restaurant and the hotly anticipated Festival Stage.
As well as Manchester’s biggest Beer Garden and a Creative Hub, complete with onsite recording and dance studios.
Due to the sheer scale of the site, its city centre location and striking industrial aesthetics, DieCast is already being used as the backdrop for a growing number of Films, TV series and music videos and creative events. Including a TV series and Film location for both The BBC and Netflix.
Adelaide Winter (Creative Director) said: “The Factory floor and Machine Works are already being used for creative events, filmmakers, musicians and event producers to use.
“This is the first part of establishing DieCast as a new creative resource for the city.
“We’ve had venues before, but never a whole neighbourhood!”