Developers Allied London say the area in Spinningfields, known as The Field at Hardman Square, will be a celebration of green space, featuring footpaths, seating and plants.

This new artist’s impression shows how the development complete with bars and restaurants.

It will be based next to the developers’ No.1 Spinningfields office project, now the tallest commercial tower built in Manchester in the last 50 years.

Deckchairs on the grass in Spinningfields – before a spate of developments on the site (Photo: Manchester Evening News)

The firm has been given planning permission and according to planning documents, work is expected to take 17 months.

It will involve the demolition of the nearby bar and restaurant Lawn Club, and other nearby buildings.

As the M.E.N. previously reported, restaurants set to move into the space include The Ivy, which will be the London celebrity hotspot’s first Manchester venue.

Michael Ingall, Allied London’s CEO, said he believes the area will become a ‘home from home’ for workers based in Spinningfields.

He said: “The Field will be a space with a personality. The Field will provide a dynamic and inviting space for Manchester.

“A place of this calibre was always envisioned as part of the original Spinningfields masterplan and will become a home from home for resident workers at Spinningfields, especially those based at No.1 Spinningfields, who will have this iconic new structure on their doorstep.

“We hope it will be a legacy but also to the financial crisis of 2008, a crisis that put a stop to the development plans for several years.

“Out of crisis comes opportunity. In this case the overwhelming success this area enjoyed as temporary public realm with The Lawn Club seemed to add more value to the place than any building could ever do.

“It has ensured the opportunity to keep it free for people to enjoy and continue something exceptional and striking.

“Now seems an apt time in the wake of Brexit to reinvigorate that sense of hope and in true British style, to keep calm and carry on.”