Adam Brady chats about what Kampus will be bringing to the village
MANCHESTER’s buzzing dining scene can seem turbulent at times – with a revolving door of closures and openings. It’s all part of an evolving destination city, argues Henry Boot Developments’ Adam Brady.
Whispers of saturation have been circling the city in recent months, as several closures have grabbed headlines. Whether high-end or high street, the departures from Manchester’s dining scene have been swift and noticeable.
And yet, demand is growing. Rather than saturation, I’d argue it’s the evolution of the city scene and rapidly changing tastes. To understand what is driving consumers, we need to understand our city – both today and in the future. This is all the more important if we’re going to create vibrant new neighbourhoods that will be successful for decades to come, like KAMPUS.
The number of city centre dwellers is a spiralling trend not expected to slow. Forecasts are that the count should hit around 60,000 by the end of this year, with new homes driving this figure to around 100,000 residents by 2025. But perhaps more interesting is the maturing of the city. While younger people still dominate as residents, there’s a greater proportion of 35 – 49-year-olds calling the city-centre home.
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