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|Developer||Arndale Property Trust|
Capital Shopping Centres
|No. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Prudential plc () is a United Kingdom -based financial services company Capital Shopping Centres is a shopping centre management company in the United Kingdom. of stores and services||155 currently (~210 Total)|
|No. of anchor tenants||7|
|Total retail floor area||1,400,000 sq ft (130,060 m²)|
|Parking||777 spaces, NCP|
|No. In Retail an anchor store, draw tenant, anchor tenant, or key tenant, is one of the larger stores in a Shopping mall, usually Gross leasable area ( GLA) in the retail development industry is a term applied to Shopping malls lifestyle centers, Outlet malls and other retail National Car Parks (NCP is the United Kingdom ’s largest private Car park operator with over 200000 spaces across more than 700 locations of floors||3 (21 in Office Tower)|
Manchester Arndale (known locally as The Arndale Centre or just The Arndale) is a large shopping centre in Manchester City Centre, England. A shopping mall or shopping centre is a building or set of buildings that contain Retail units with interconnecting Walkways enabling visitors Manchester City Centre is the Central business district of both Manchester and Greater Manchester, in North West England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The centre was built during the 1970s, and was subsequently redeveloped after the Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb in 1996. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Óglaigh na hÉireann ( IRA; also referred to as the PIRA, the Provos, or by some of its supporters as the Manchester Arndale is the largest in-town retail centre in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located 
Manchester Arndale is the largest of a chain of Arndale Centres built across the UK in the 1960s and 1970s. Arndale Centres were the first "American-style" malls to be built in the United Kingdom. It was constructed in phases between 1972 and 1979, at a cost of £100 m. 
Over the past decade, the centre has seen large-scale redevelopment. The centre now has a retail floorspace of 1,400,000 sq ft (130,060 m²), making it the UK's largest city-centre shopping mall.  It has held this record continuously since construction apart from a brief spell during the northern redevelopment when the title was held by the Birmingham Bullring. The Bull Ring is a commercial area of Birmingham, England. It has been an important feature of Birmingham since the Middle Ages, when its market was first As well as retail space, Manchester Arndale also includes a 96 m tower containing office space.
When originally built, many locals regarded it as an eyesore as it was clad in unattractive yellow tiles, earning it the nickname "The world's biggest public lavatory". Since renovation began, the tiles have been removed and a more modern tile, along with mirrors, has been introduced.
By the late 1990s the centre was no longer owned by the Arndale Property Trust. A rebranding was proposed, but subsequently abandoned. Today the centre is jointly owned by Prudential and Capital Shopping Centres. Prudential plc () is a United Kingdom -based financial services company Capital Shopping Centres is a shopping centre management company in the United Kingdom.
The centre was badly damaged in the 1996 Manchester City Centre bombing by the Provisional IRA and needed extensive redevelopment work. The 1996 Manchester bombing was a bomb attack undertaken by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA in Manchester, England. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Óglaigh na hÉireann ( IRA; also referred to as the PIRA, the Provos, or by some of its supporters as the Urban Renewal (similar to Urban Regeneration in British English) is a controversial U In the immediate aftermath of the bombing the southern half of the centre was repaired and refurbished. The northern half was patched up with buses originally stopping on Cannon Street itself, before being replaced by Shudehill Interchange in January 2006. Shudehill Interchange is a transport interchange located between Victoria Station and the Northern Quarter in Manchester Marks and Spencer, which was particularly badly damaged in the explosion, reopened in a separate building, linked to the main mall on the first floor by a glass footbridge which was designed by Stephen Hodder. Marks & Spencer Group plc (also M&S, Marks and Sparks, and Marks) is a British Retailer with 843 stores in more than 30 A footbridge is a Bridge designed for Pedestrians and in some cases cyclists and horse riders, rather than vehicular Traffic Stephen Hodder (born 1956 is an English architect who RIBA 's Stirling Prize in 1996 Shortly after opening the large branch, the building was split into two independent shops. Half remained a branch of Marks and Spencer while the side facing The Triangle became a branch of Selfridges. Marks & Spencer Group plc (also M&S, Marks and Sparks, and Marks) is a British Retailer with 843 stores in more than 30 The Triangle is a Grade II listed building in Manchester, England. Selfridges is a chain of Department stores in the United Kingdom.
In October 2003, as the final stage of rebuilding the city centre after the bombing, the whole of the half of the centre north of Cannon Street was closed and demolished. Over the next two to three years, the northern half of the centre was completely rebuilt and extended.
The first phase of the "northern extension", known as 'Exchange Court', opened on 24 October 2005. Events 69 - Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus the commander of the Danube armies loyal to Vespasian, defeat Exchange Court features Britain's flagship and the world's largest Next store and River Island. Next plc ( is a British clothes Retailer, with its headquarters in Enderby, Leicester. River Island is a British Male and Female Clotheswear Company, including 12 UK Superstores located across the
This was followed by the second phase known as 'New Cannon Street'. This opened on 6 April 2006. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Stores in this phase include a new flagship branch of TopShop (Topman). flagship is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels a designation given on account of being either the largest fastest newest most heavily armed or for publicity purposes the most well Topshop is a chain of clothing stores that operates in over 100 countries including the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. TOPMAN is the stand alone fashion business counterpart of Topshop which caters exclusively for men’s clothing
On 7 September 2006 the third and final phase of the northern extension opened. Events 1251 BC - A Solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes Greece. The new Winter Garden features stores such as a new Virgin Megastore to replace the one that used to be on Market Street, a Waterstone's bookshop, and a new single-level unit for the Arndale Market. This article is regarding the kind of garden maintained in wintertime for other meanings see Winter Garden A winter garden is as the name implies Virgin Megastores is an international chain of Record shops founded by Sir Richard Branson on London 's Oxford Street in January or February Waterstone's is a United Kingdom –based chain of bookshops. The completed mall provides a link from Exchange Square and The Triangle to the Northern Quarter, and from Market Street to The Printworks. Exchange Square is located in the English city of Manchester. The Triangle is a Grade II listed building in Manchester, England. The Northern Quarter ( N4 as it is sometimes denoted is an area of Manchester City Centre, England, generally marked out between Piccadilly Market Street is one of the two principal retail streets in Manchester, England (the other is King Street) The Printworks is an entertainment venue located on Withy Grove in Manchester, England, and is one of two entertainment venues for Manchester City Centre
Only the southern half of the centre has been extensively refurbished, and the pictures show some major design differences between the two halves of the centre. Halle Square has been modernised, including new skylights, but there is still a major difference in levels of natural light between the original malls and the northern extension. The original 1970s malls were designed to "protect" visitors from the outside, whereas the newer malls seek to maximise natural light.
Like many large shopping malls, Manchester Arndale has a food court. A food court is a plaza that is contiguous with the counters of multiple food vendors and provides a common area for self-serve dining The Food-Chain (formerly known as Voyagers) is an 800-seat food court situated on the second floor above the far south-west tip of the centre. A food court is a plaza that is contiguous with the counters of multiple food vendors and provides a common area for self-serve dining It can be reached by an escalator from Market Street and from the first floor at the south-western tip of the centre close to Argos and the first floor entrance to Boots. Market Street is one of the two principal retail streets in Manchester, England (the other is King Street) Argos is the largest general-goods Retailer in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland with over 700 stores This article is about a former British company which has now merged to form Alliance Boots, as a result information on this page may be out of date
The Grand Opening of the new Apple Store in September 2006
New Cannon Street, looking towards Exchange Court
Halle Square, in the Southern Half of the Centre
The view of Market Street from the Food-Chain. Note also the new cladding on the centre. The infamous original yellow tiles can still be seen in the picture at the far end of centre
The new Winter Garden shortly after completion
Yellow Arndale Tower above the entrance